Gene Insertion Disrupts DNA, Creates Unpredictable Health Problems
With the ubiquity of genetically modified organisms continually growing, there is a new, sharply-increased public interest in information regarding the overall safety of these genetically modified foods. The primary concerns seem to focus on exactly how genetically modified organisms could possibly affect the well-being of our environment, and how they will inevitably affect the health of the consumer.
One particular concern is the worry is that it is possible for genetically modified organisms to adversely affect the health of human beings. The reasons for this negative impact on health could possibly be caused by the differences in the nutritional content, aggravated allergic reactions, or maybe even undesired side effects like organ damage, toxicity, gene transfer, and even organ damage.
In an effort to alleviate these concerns, over 100 research studies have been conducted. These studies compared the effects of modern, conventional food to genetically modified food. The results of these studies have been reviewed in various scientific and medical journals. How the outcomes will affect the regulation of genetically modified food can be researched with the Center for Environmental Risk Assessment.
This Washington DC-based, non-profit, environmental group runs the GM Crop Database that is able to be accessed by the public should they wish to look up the history of any GMO crop, that crop’s particular style of modification, and the various regulations across the globe. Some recently identified health risks that come from GMOs:
DNA Disrupted by Foreign Genes at the Insertion Site
- When the DNA undergoes genes being inserted at random, their placement will almost always determine their function, as well as the function of original genes.
- Insertion mutations, which is the addition of one or more nucleotide base pairs into a DNA sequence, can relocate, delete, or even scramble the genetic coding around the site of the insertion.
- The assessment of these insertion sites has confirmed relocations of up to 40,000 DNA base pairs, mixing together of organic, host DNA with the foreign DNA, widespread deletions of well over a dozen genes and various random insertions of foreign DNA bits.
Thousands of DNA Mutations Created Using Tissue Cultures
- Thousands of mutations can potentially be created everywhere inside the genome when genetically modified plants are used to grow plant cells
- While the alteration of a single DNA base pair might possibly have grave results, widespread alterations in the genome itself could easily have several different interacting results.
- Most scientists who are currently employed in this field have no idea about the possible extent of these genetic mutations, and as of yet, there are no case studies that have analyzed genome-wide variations in commercialized GM plants.
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