This paper will focus on summarizing the threats of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by critically analyzing the problems associated with them in our food industry. The problems associated with genetically modified foods, such as patents created by corporations, toxins, increased cancer risks and environmental hazards, outweigh the benefits of them in our food industry. This paper discusses these arguments and the effects GMOs have on humans and the environment. Moreover, biotechnology companies create patents on genetically modified crops, which harms local farmers with the threats of litigation for inadvertently using patented seeds. Health risks such as toxins and increased risks of cancer also threaten humans who consume genetically engineered crops. The implications surrounding these health risks have caused other countries like the European Union and Canada to ban GMOs. Environmental hazards contribute to a decrease in insect and plant populations. This paper expands on the importance of individual actions to help deter GMOs from threatening our world.
Daphnie Neal is a first year student at Kent State Stark. She is completing a major in Criminal Justice studies with a concentration in law and society. After she graduates, she plans to attend graduate school to become a lawyer. She enjoys reading, and volunteer work when she is not busy with work or school work.