The Negative Effects Of Genetic Engineering And Its Effects On The Environment

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Genetic engineering is very harmful to the world around us. Birds, insects, animals, and marine ecosystems have herbicides sprayed in their environment. This can reduce biological diversity, reduce water resources and reduce sustainability. For example, GMO crops have decreased the population of butterflies down to 50 percent in the United States. Flu illnesses can cause animal diseases such as arthritis, child death, and vomiting and diarrhea. In North Dakota and California, GMO’s have been discovered growing in the fields. Due to unexpected changes in genetically modified foods, unexpected changes have affected people by changing their metabolism and causing them to overeat. This unexpected change will also change the nutritional value and will make the consumer malnourished. When people are malnourished, their bodies will consume the genetically modified food and they will have to eat more to get enough nutrition in their bodies. Although the benefits of genetic modification appear to be unmistakable, studies have shown that these benefits may simply be superficial. They may have been filtered by large utility companies to increase profits. Not only are there not enough investigations to determine the safety of these products, but they have overcome the possibility that GMOs will seriously damage the natural world. Despite the adverse effects of obesity and harmful addictions in childhood, positive effects may include economic benefits, increased employment levels, and
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