15 Health Risks of Genetically Modified Food (GMO)


The genetically modified organism is the sampler term used to denote the organism which gene especially the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has been altering by using the live organism such as bacteria, virus, plant or animal. The modification of the genetic material is done on the basis of the genetic engineering.

The food obtained from any kind of the genetically modified organism is called the genetically modified food. Genetically modified food is around us for merely a few years from now that is around 1990s. Due to this the long-term health and environmental effect have been ascertaining yet. One need to be cautious of the use of the genetically modified food.

There is the various advantage of the genetically modified food. Due to high disease resistance and huge production compared to the other options available it can be a great tool to feed the present growing population.


Although it is mandatory to label the genetically modified organism in the food product in the developed nation. Due to the absence of the adequate regulatory body and trained manpower people from the developing country virtually lacks this. This drastically increases the chance of the consumption of the genetically modified food by the people living in the developing country.

Due to omnipresent of the genetically modified variety around the globe, which is, drastically increasing the contamination. Cross-pollination of the genetically modified crop to the local crop is extremely increasing the process of contamination. This is drastically increasing the severity of the contamination in the crop.

In spite of several controversial research outcome in the favor of genetically modified food. There are various genetically modified foods getting contentious by several governments around the world.

The Glyphosate the potent herbicide used to develop the genetic resistance towards the herb is considered as the major culprit for the several noisome effects in the human health.

There is the need to be cautious on the consumption of the genetically modified food as they might cause several unwanted consequences to the human health.


Table of Content

Health Risk of Genetically Modified Food (GMO)

1. Allergy
2. Infertility
3. Cancer
4. Drug Resistance
5. Adverse Effect On Gut Flora
6. Diabetes
7. Accelerate Aging
8. Mental Health
9. Organ Damage
10. Birth Defects
11. Autism
12. Alzheimer’s Disease
13. Gluten Disorder
14. Demise Immunity
15. Weight Gain


Health Risk of Genetically Modified Food (GMO)


1. Allergy


The prime health problems encountered by the intake of the genetically modified food are the allergy in the human body (1).

Although there is several research done by the renounced university like Harvard claims that allergy and the intake of the genetically modified food do not have any relation (2).


2. Infertility


There are several types of research around the globe pointing out the relation of infertility and the intake of the genetically modified food (3).

The surges in the infertility rate around the globe are often blamed for the high rate of the use of the genetically modified food. Genetically modified food are often claimed to have the link for the surge in the infertile (4).

3. Cancer


Intake of the genetically modified food is associated with the occurrence of cancer in the humans (5).

The occurrence of the breast cancer is often linked with the use consumption of the genetically modified food.


4. Drug Resistance


Intake of the genetically modified food is claimed to increases the drug resistance especially to the antibiotic resistance in the human body. Due to the alteration of the genetic makeup of the digestive system. This can leads the human body prone to the infection (6).
  

5. Adverse Effect On Gut Flora


There is researchers indication of the modified DNA in the bacteria thriving in the stomach of the human beings upon the consumption of the GMO (7).

6. Diabetes


Massive use of the genetically modified food is linked with the occurrence of diabetes in the human (8).
Due to lack of adequate date, there are several research pointing out the association as futile.


7. Accelerate Aging


Intake of the genetically modified food is associated with the acceleration of the process of aging. Aging is caused by series of factors among them is the food we consume on the regular basis has the potent impact on the acceleration of the aging process (9).

The research done on the mice by feeding the genetically modified food has revealed that it increases the signs of aging in the liver.

8. Mental Health


The intake of the genetically modified food is often claimed to demise the mental health in several individuals. This is due to the arising of several mental health problems by the intake of the Genetically modified food (10).
  

9. Organ Damage


The intake of the genetically modified food is associated with the demise in the organ damage such as liver and kidney in the human body (11).
  

10. Birth Defects


Birth defects are often claimed to occur by the intake of the genetically modified food. The presences of Glyphosate in the GMO are often blamed for the birth defects (12).


11. Autism


The occurrence of the autism is rising and the researcher is pointing the association of the genetically modified food (13).

Autism in the neurological disorder marked by the several problems in the human body such as problems in the communication, behavior, etc.

12. Alzheimer’s Disease


Exposure to the Pesticides Glyphosate by the consumption of the genetically modified food are often claimed to be the culprit for the occurrence of the Alzheimer’s disease (14).


13. Gluten Disorder


The occurrence of the gluten disorder is partially claimed to have been accelerated by the intake of the genetically modified food (15).

Anyone with the gluten intolerance needs to abstain from the intake of the genetically modified food.

14. Demise Immunity


Intake of the genetically modified food is associated with the importation in the immunity. This is due to the demise in the immunity caused by the intake of the genetically modified food (16).

Demise in the immunity can cause several ailments in the human body due to the inability of the body to deface from the noisome organism.


15. Weight Gain


There are several types of research indicating the weight gain upon the consumption of the genetically modified food (17).

Anyone thinking of weight loss needs to avoid the consumption of the genetically modified food.


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