Social Implications

Health Hazards of Genetically Modified Substances

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"Food safety is defined as providing assurance that food will not cause harm to the consumer when it is prepared and/or eaten according to its intended use." (FAO/WHO 1996: 1)

In addition to environmental risks, economic risks and a loss of biodiversity, genetic engineering has serious impacts on human health. As an increasingly large amount of products are genetically engineered, it is becoming more important to understand the impacts of these alterations. Often, we are not even aware that we are eating genetically modified products due to a lack of clear labeling. Most of these alterations have little or no testing completed and therefore there is potential for several health problems. GMOs present many possibilities of unpredictable health hazards. Gene manipulation combines genes of organisms that naturally have no contact with and are not consumed by humans.

You probably eat genetically modified products every day.

What is it doing to your body?

Toxins & Poisons
Nutritional Quality
Unknown Effects

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