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QUESTION: Let Shed More Light On The Effects Of Modified Crop Species On Humans

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Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing
200Level, Nigeria.
Gene Pollution Cannot Be Cleaned Up

Ecology may be damaged

Increased use of Herbicides - Scientists estimate that plants genetically engineered to be herbicide resistant will greatly increase the amount of herbicide use.

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Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing
200Level, Nigeria.
It has both advantages and disadvantages

But

Disadvantages overwhelmed it advantages. But we are usually blindfolded by the output we receive immensely and immediately

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Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing
200Level, Nigeria.

Imprecise Technology : A genetic engineer moves genes from one organism to another. A gene can be cut precisely from the DNA of an organism, but the insertion into the DNA of the target organism is basically random. As a consequence, there is a risk that it may disrupt the functioning of other genes essential to the life of that organism.

Side Effects :Genetic engineering is like performing heart surgery with a shovel. Scientists do not yet understand living systems completely enough to perform DNA surgery without creating mutations which could be harmful to the environment and our health. They are experimenting with very delicate, yet powerful forces of nature, without full knowledge of the repercussions. Widespread Crop Failure Genetic engineers intend to profit by patenting genetically engineered seeds. This means that, when a farmer plants genetically engineered seeds, all the seeds have identical genetic structure. As a result, if a fungus, a virus, or a pest develops which can attack this particular crop, there could be widespread crop failure.

Threatens Our Entire Food Supply
: Insects, birds, and wind can carry genetically altered seeds into neighboring fields and beyond. Pollen from transgenic plants can crosspollinate with genetically natural crops and wild relatives. All crops, organic and non vulnerable to contamination from cross-- organic, are pollination

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Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing
200Level, Nigeria.

No Long Term Safety Testing: Genetic engineering uses material from organisms that have never been part of the human food supply to change the fundamental nature of the food we eat. Without long testing no one knows if these foods are safe.

Toxins :Genetic engineering can cause unexpected mutations in an organism, which can create new and higher levels of toxins in foods.

Allergic Reactions Genetic engineering can also produce unforeseen and unknown allergens in foods.

Decreased Nutritional Value
: Transgenic foods may mislead consumers with counterfeit freshness. A luscious looking, bright red genetically engineered tomato could be several weeks old and of little nutritional worth.

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria:Genetic engineers use antibiotic resistance genes to mark genetically engineered cells. This means that genetically engineered crops contain genes which confer resistance to antibiotics. These genes may be picked up by bacteria which may infect us.

Problems Cannot Be Traced

Side Effects can Kill

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