21 Mar 2014

Genetically modified foods are harmful

Mei Ling Fan writes:*

In simple terms, GM foods are created by taking specific gene from one plant and insert it into another plant. Grains, vegetables and fruits can all be genetically modified through genetic engineering technologies. The purpose of creating GM foods are increase plant yields and enhance nutrition. As we all know, in order for human, other animals and plants to survive on the earth, the environment of Mother Nature must stay balanced. GM plants can break that balance by completely annihilate the living environment of certain spices of insects and plants. In long run, when Mother Nature corrects herself, it may come to our own kind.

The most controversial topic on GM foods is its effects on human health. The main concern is that there are no research in present can prove whether GM foods are harmful to human health or not. However it is obvious that if people continue consuming GM foods without knowing its effects, it will be too late to reverse when the disaster strikes.

Bottom Line: Therefore, in order to prevent massive disaster from happening and to protect Mother Nature and ourselves, GM foods need to be protested by us all.

* These guest posts are from students in my resource economics class at Simon Fraser University. Please leave feedback on their logic, ideas and style and suggestions of how to improve.