When people think of genetic engineering on humans, they mostly think about cloning – two perfectly identical individuals. Just like twins, only one was created using the DNA of the original person. Sometimes people see this as a good thing – a sort of window to immortality. However, there are those who believe that this is just another horror story waiting to unfold.
That’s why there are those who think that once a person is cloned, the clone won’t have an actual soul. Enter stories about the Frankenstein monster being made real. With some minor differences, of course. Namely, a cloned person won’t be made from the body parts of the deceased.
But genetic engineering is not only about cloning and such. Genetic engineering can also affect humans through the food that they eat. Right now there are a couple of genetically modified crops which are being planted in the country. And not everyone believes that these genetically engineered fruits and vegetables are perfectly safe for everyone.
These differing opinions have sparked a continuing debate and a series of lawsuits and counter lawsuits from the GMO companies and those who are against GMO food, like the organic farmers and the proponents of organic farming. This raging GMO debate seems to be the real monster that the use of genetic engineering in the agriculture industry has created.
Why a monster? Well, for starters, the debate continues to shroud the truth from the public. Also, since the United States government doesn’t require the labeling of genetically engineered products, there is no immediate way for American consumers to find out if the food that they are eating is GMO or non-GMO.
And unless consumers take steps to keep genetically modified food off of their tables, there is no certainty that the food that they buy from the grocery store is non-GMO. Their right to choose which food ends up on their dinner tables is then taken from them.
Know Why Millions See Monsanto As The Enemy
The continued debate prompts a lot of people to see Monsanto as the enemy. After all, despite the claims of proponents of naturally grown products that Monsanto’s genetically modified crops are harmful to the consumers and the environment, the US continues to allow the corporate giant to plant some of its genetically modified crops on US soil. No wonder Monsanto is as infamous as it is.
The Dangers Of Genetic Engineering In Humans
The dangers of genetic engineering in humans therefore can also reportedly come from the genetically modified food that is consumed. If this is the case, then the use of genetic engineering in agriculture should be re-examined, if not altogether scrapped, until their safety is concretely ascertained. After all, who else is going to take care of American consumers if not the government?
Right now, however, the consumers’ safety lies, first and foremost, in their very own hands. They should take care and make sure that the food that they are bringing home is the non-GMO type by buying from local farm markets,organic growers, or growing your own organic food.