What are the dangers of genetically modified foods?
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - is a source of non-natural products. Plants, whose genetic characteristics are modified by laboratory methods, have not yet been fully investigated, although official science claims that they do not carry an increased danger to humans. However, genetically modified products (containing GMOs) are constantly criticized by independent scientists and researchers who find new evidence of their harm. The results of many of these experiments simply terrify.
Who needs all this?
The creation of technologies in the field of genetic modification is carried out on the order of large corporations producing and selling food. In their activities, they pursue exclusively commercial interests and are in conditions of tough competition. Genetically modified products in the production of huge profits.This is due to the resistance of modified plants to diseases, harmful effects (to treatment with herbicides and pesticides), high yields and, as a consequence, lower cost. To believe that manufacturers really care about consumer health is extremely difficult.
Allergenicity and the risk of gene transfer are major risks to human health
Genes introduced into plants are very often strong allergens. Therefore, most products containing GMOs have an allergenic level 10 times higher than traditional ones. As for the transfer, this issue is relevant primarily for the cases when resistant (or resistant) genes to antibiotics are transferred to the cells of the body and bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tract. The results of many studies that speak about the harmful effects of GMOs on the urogenital and immune systems of experimental animals have been published. Scientists are talking about the penetration of foreign DNA into cells through the blood and the possible triggering of spontaneous mutations.
How to identify the content of GMOs in products
In Russia, not all common modified plants are allowed, but only potatoes, soybeans, corn, sugar beets and rice.Now it is not difficult to find a single list of products with GMOs, as well as firms producing them. It is more difficult to understand whether there is GMO in what is on the shelves of stores. Most often, genetically modified products are those that contain dyes, flavors, preservatives, thickeners and sweeteners. This whole set is covered with codes starting with the letter E. And sometimes they are replaced with names, for example, instead of E-621, they write "monosodium glutamate". It is especially dangerous for baby food, can provoke the occurrence of severe allergies and significant visual impairment. Extremely carefully study the composition of all food items you buy. If you want to protect your children from the effects of GMOs, it is better not to buy them carbonated drinks, chips, chocolate bars, convenience foods and sausages, and also not to take them to fast food establishments. Increase in their diet the proportion of vegetables that are best bought not in a large supermarket, but on the market. Take care of your health and your household! Ultimately, it's up to you to decide whether or not to use genetically modified products.