Genetically modified organisms, called GMOs, are living organisms with genetic structures engineered to make them resistant to certain pesticides, diseases or insects. This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In nearly 50 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.
Over 80% of all GMOs grown worldwide are engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, use of toxic herbicides like Roundup has increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced. GMO crops are also responsible for the emergence of “super weeds” and “super bugs:’ which can only be killed with ever more toxic poisons like 2,4-D (a major ingredient in Agent Orange). GMOs are a direct extension of chemical agriculture, and are developed and sold by the world’s biggest chemical companies. The long-term impacts of GMOs are unknown, and once released into the environment these novel organisms cannot be recalled.
GMO foods are widely dispersed without human testing. Consequently, there is concern over the long-term human health effects from consuming genetically modified foods. Animal testing has revealed that GMOs are toxic to rats’ internal organs. In particular, the data showed that genetically modified corn caused severe liver and kidney toxicity.
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