I’m against GMOs because they have genes that can mutate with harmful effect; the artificial insertion of genes could encourage mutations in food.
It can have negative effects in human health like:
– Allergenic genes can be transfer to other species causing dangerous reactions in people with allergies.
– Mixing of GM products in the food chain. For example the GM maize variety Starlink, intended only for animal feed, was accidentally used in products for human consumption.
– Transfer of antibiotic resistance
What’s wrong with the genetic engineering?
Like green peace organization said genetic engineering enables scientists to create plants, animals and micro-organisms by manipulating genes in a way that does not occur naturally. GMOs can spread through nature and interbreed with natural organisms, contaminating non ‘GE’ environments and future generations in an unforeseeable and uncontrollable way.
This is a video that explains that GMOs are bad for health and you can consume it without knowing it: http://www.youtubecom./watch?v=p_LGt1sw0NE&feature=related
The geneticist David Suzuki said “Any scientist who tells you that knows that GMOs are safe and not to worry about it, is either ignorant of the history of science or is deliberately lying. Nobody knows what the long term effect will be.”
Inés Rubio 🙂