While looking at different online articles about buying organic foods, you may find that many claim that organic foods are not any healthier than non-organic foods. However, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), pesticides, and other factors do contribute to your health. A GMO is a plant, animal, or microorganism whose genetic code has been altered in order to give it characterists that it does not have naturally. Used in cropping methods, GMOs help crops to survive herbicides and resist certain diseases. A CBS poll found that around 53% of those who voted avoid foods with GMOs on the label. However, the FDA has no regulations that state that food packages must have a label on them that shows they contain GMOs. Many experts and consumers are troubled with recent findings: A study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences stated that rats fed GMO corn and their parents who were fed non-GMO corn since birth had significantly different results. The rats fed with the GMO corn had signs of kidney and liver problems. The effects do not stop there; it was found that there were also effects on the heart, spleen, and adrenal glands. While GMOs are said to have a longer shelf life, produce higher crop yields, and have the ability to withstand changes in the climate.
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