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Are genetically modified foods safe for human consumption?

GM Foods and human health

Thesis Statement

The main aim of the paper is to discuss the benefits of the genetically modified foods as well as their key impacts on the health. Genetically modified foods are in generally explained as safe for the human health but there would be some basic side-effects which would may cause damage as well. The genetically natural food is incomparable and is generally many times better than that of the genetically modified ones. In a broader view and by concluding all the studies upon the genetically modified food, there is no solid, positive or negative evidence which could clear that genetically modified foods could be beneficial for human health or not. According to the studies it is found that there is no long term effects of the genetically modified food so it can be explained that the critics and scientists hve no such clues to protect their claims against the genetically modified foods.


Human beings are consuming genetically modified foods since 1990s. It is a continuous debate upon the genetically modified foods impact on human health and will not end until there would be found any evidence that would completely prove the pros and cons of the GMFs against the natural Foods. The critics have arguments about the impact on the environment of the genetically modified food’s cultivation. The Food and Drug Administration have strictly required the evidence of the damage that is being caused by the genetically modified crops and foods on the soil and human being respectively. In a general discussion, it can be explained that the genetically modified foods are generally beneficial as the natural foods and there is no problem or harm seen since the two decades of the usage of them in the United States of America. People have business for them because of the myths generated with the production of the genetically modified foods. The purpose of the composition is to overall explaining the genetically modified food’s purpose, health affects as well and to describe the pros and cons with the help of good claims and situations.

Literature Review

According to the question which required explanation of the safety of the genetically modified food’s consumption to be safe for human heath in which if the proved evidence would be considered and the powerful debates which ended upon no conclusion would be excluded than the answers would be Yes, the genetically modified foods are safe for the human health and could be consumed as positive for the human health. One of the main fact which is causing doubt in the critics and the normal population’s mind is that the techniques which are producing the genetically engineered foods are new and there are very less studies which could prove that there foods are not suitable for the human health or could explain the positive answers. So, the scientists have explained that without any proper evidence it should not be concluded that the genetically modified foods have no positive impact on the human population.

In the United States, many health and food discussions have concluded this fact and have explained that the engineered foods are normal and have no such prominent side effects seen yet. The best and the popular genetically modified plants which are currently in the use of the population of United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, china, japan, Russia and a number of neighboring territories are soybeans, cotton and canola. They are providing the same benefits as the naturally produced ones. Same as there are foods like tomatoes, Corn, Yellow Crookneck Squash and Zucchini are highly consumed and are produced from the farms of both original and genetically modified plants. These foods were tested in the labs before the market production and after the approval of a good number of tests as well as by the approval of the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), they were introduced into the market.

The genetically modified foods are safe for humans as well as the environment.  The main reason of making them genetically modified were a number of reasons including the dependence of the plant on the mud, increase the production with less service of fertilizer and water as well as to produce higher quantities of food within controlled environments like greenhouse effects and indoor production. A number of critics were arguing on the genetically engineered foods and were concluding that they are unsafe for the health but a well-known dietician have provided statement as well in which she concluded that well balanced eating could be the main source and the primary way of achieving the better health status as per required. The south china have researched a lot on this fact and concluded that having a variety of foods could be a source of a healthy lifestyle and there is no need to differentiate the genetically modified foods and natural food.

Opposing Claims

In the opposing claims of the genetically modified foods there are also some studies, experiments, researches and regular experiences of the producers were found which concluded that the  genetically modified foods are tested to check the natural balance of the calories, vitamins and proteins but they are not experimented and tested for the safety of the human intake/usage. The study have concluded that the soybean intake caused the digestion issues as the digestion tract bacterial gene got horizontally collided (horizontal transfer) with the soybean gene. Also there were a number of patients been tested and it was also found that their skin had got the worst immune response through the genetically modified genes as well as the non-genetically modified ones. It was recommended for those patients to stop eating the processed foods and try to use the naturally produced food or the proceed diets including the artificial flavors and colors.

It is also seen that the protein insecticidal proteins were found circulating in the pregnant as well as non-pregnant women’s blood. This special type of insecticidal protein was found only in the insecticidal sprays on the soybean plants for the killing of the pests as well as to perform organic farming by chemically based processing. There was no evidence found that how the BT toxin protein was found in such quantities circulating in the women’s blood vessels. The only intake as expected through food or any blood supply. 90% of the women being tested have claimed that they were used to eat several type of foods and they didn’t have any blood of any injection for more than a year. These patients were sent forwarded for the proper examination so that causes could be found as soon as possible for a good and adjusting response which would stop this hurting situation and they also started studying the BT toxin protein from the start and its impacts on the human body (“Myth: GM Foods Are Safe For Human Consumption”).

A claim which could be used as an evidence for the critics so that they would start an argument against the genetically modified foods is that in China the genetically modified plants of soybean, corn and canola are being cultivated specially instead of the natural one so that the insects could not get attracted to them. These plants are insect resistant and there is no evidence that how much they would be human resistant. In many claims it is also explained that since the plants are antibiotic resistant and they produced allergies to man humans so how it is possible that they would be giving proper nutrition to the body. Due to the increase in the variety of the genetically modified foods, the allergies and different problems are also seen in the human metabolism system in which the most prominent one as discussed are the blood transfer of genetically modified genes as well as skin allergies.


In a nutshell, it can be explained that the genetically modified foods are grown only for the two basic purposes. The one is to increase the supply of the foods from less resources and energy being consumed. The critics as well as the scientists have considered that the people who have doubts about the genetically modified foods should definitely wait for the next upcoming reports and researches so that they would not blame the less work on genetically modified foods. In a supermarket, most of the healthy food tag is seen on the genetically modified food while the non-genetically modified food is almost not available mostly in the supermarkets which let the customers forcefully to buy the genetically modified foods.

It is not clear that what kind of side-effects could be seen or the side-effects which are currently under observation are due to the genetically modified foods or by some other cause. Never or less it’s better to live on the natural foods so that there would be no effects on the health directly or indirectly. The above claims against as well as in the favor of the genetically modified foods shows that there is extreme requirement of the further research to completely end up this debate of equal balance. In the absence of the testing, the genetically modified foods and crops should not be commercialized unless the results are not produced, observed and approved on the international levels.

Works Cited

“Myth: GM Foods Are Safe For Human Consumption.” GMO Myths And Truths, 2018,



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