Don’t Eat GMOs

What are GMOs? Why should we be cautious of them?

Ciru Feldman and Emily Jackson

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

After reading an article in 8th grade English class about GMOs, we learned that eating GMOs is not good for your well being. Let’s backtrack. First of all, what are GMOs?

GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, are dangerous to our well being. Scientists use genes from one organism and add it to another to change the genetic codes of a plant. The purpose of this is to make plants survive in harsher climates as well as grow faster and larger. For example, a scientist would use a gene from a snow pea and transplant it into a strawberry so it could survive frost. They do this so that they can plant strawberries early in the spring, when it is still cold, so they can start selling strawberries earlier in the year.

There are many negative effects of GMOs on humans. One is they are very unhealthy. They have been proven to cause liver failure, bladder cancer, strokes and more. This can be easily avoided. The mains foods to avoid are: corn, soy, canola oil, cottonseed oil, sugar beets, and Hawaiian papaya. There are other foods with GMOs in them, but these are the most common ones. In stores, the foods without GMOs will be widely advertised and highly noticeable.

Keep all the dangers of the GMOs in mind the next time you go shopping, and make sure to keep yourself safe by eating non-GMO foods!

Don’t Eat GMOs