In as much as you would love your girlfriend you would like the best for her, but you would really do anything bad for your enemy. However, genetically engineered strawberries are GE fruits you would wish for you worst enemy.
Conventional and organic strawberries freeze easily making them go bad quickly. However, genes from arctic fish and peanuts have been introduced to the genetically engineered strawberries. The genes make the strawberries more resistant to frost by causing the strawberry plant to produce a form of antifreeze.
Researchers have developed a new procedure for the efficient transfer of specific DNA sequences into the genome of strawberry. The first modification makes strawberries fluorescent. However, a percentage of the world are allergic to peanuts, thus the strawberries may initiate allergic attacks. The attacks are characterized by swelling, puffing and in rare cases, death. These side effects inhibit consumption from the GMO fruits from a section of the vast world’s population. The problem with these GMO foods is that you wouldn’t know when you are buying or consuming them.
There’s Nothing Sweet About The Side Effects Of Genetically Modified Strawberries
True as it is, the strawberries are red sweet and juicy fruits but, there are more side effects of genetically modified strawberries than the good. There is nothing worth to talk about the genetically engineered strawberries because the GMOs are resistant to chemicals hence the possibility of the strawberries and weeds cross-pollinating thus a new mutant species of herbicides-resistant weeds coming into existence.
Further, the GMO strawberries are resistant to herbicides, pesticides and insecticides allowing the residue chemicals to end up in consumer bodies. Environmentalist note that the wild strawberries growing near the GMO plantations have picked the traits thus can lead to possibility of extinction of wild strawberry species.
Parents Should Familiarize Themselves With List Of GMO Fruits To Avoid
Parents want the best source of vitamins for their kids and the fruits provide the vitamins the built their immune system and help them grow. But, what would happen if the same fruits are ironically the source of their immune deficiencies and problems?
There is a list of GMO fruits you should avoid as a parent. These include; yellow squash, sweet corn, bananas, wine grapes, apples, zucchini, tomatoes and Hawaii papaya. These fruits are either, packaged, frozen, canned or have additives. With these you’re your children are at the brisk of antibiotic, nutritional and allergic attacks.
These GMO fruits are resistant to widespread viral diseases while others are coated with GMO wax or oil. Your children are three to four times more prone to allergies than you. Infants are at greatest risk-they have the highest incidence of reactions, especially to new allergens encountered in the diet. Even tiny amounts of allergens can sometimes cause reactions in children. Breast-fed infants can be exposed via the mother’s diet, and fetuses may possibly be exposed in the womb.