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Doctor insights on: Genetically Modified Organisms Food Pros And Cons

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What are pros and cons of genetically modified embryos?

What are pros and cons of genetically modified embryos?

Here are some.: Developers of these modification techniques say they are a way for women with mitochondrial disease to give birth to healthy children to whom they are related genetically. Critics are concerned because they are afraid that once modifying embryos is allowed to circumvent disease, the next step will be the creation of “designer babies,” modifying genetic makeup to ensure certain traits such as heigh ...Read more

Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more


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Are genetically modified foods (gmos) bad for your health?

Are genetically modified foods (gmos) bad for your health?

Probably REALLY BAD : The reason i hedge a bit is that there have been absolutely no studies done showing gmo foods are safe (or harmful) for humans. However, many animal studies have found disturbing evidence of significant harm to health & there is no reason to think humans would not suffer the same adverse consequences!see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ for a detailed discussion & useful links. ...Read more

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Are genetically modified foods safe for kids?

Are genetically modified foods safe for kids?

Depends: The safety of genetically modified food depends upon the proteins or other substances produced by the transferred genetic material. Transferred genetic material itself is generally not of concern. Concerns are raised when the modified food contain substances significantly different in quality and quantity than counterpart substances in natural food. ...Read more

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Can the fda approve genetically modified foods (gmo) for human consumption?

Can the fda approve genetically modified foods (gmo) for human consumption?

YES but...: GMO foods are approved by the FDA before being sold for human consumption. See http://www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology/ucm346030.htm However, I feel the FDA has been derelict in its duty to protect consumers by ignoring evidence that GMO foods may be harmful. Many high-ranking FDA officials have worked for Monsanto- see http://tinyurl.com/ao96zvp and http://tinyurl.com/pkh43g3 ...Read more

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Any research on the effect of eating genetically modified meats and vegetables ?

No problems: No problems have been discovered so far. We've been eating genetically modified foods for many, many decades. It's not a new concept. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the pros and cons of genetically modified food?

I was wondering what are the pros and cons of genetically modified food?

Very difficult: The pro's focus around the ability to more readily grow "hardy" crops that are resistant to pests(bugs) and drought and sometimes boost certain nutrients. The cons focus around the possibility of our body reacting to the genetic modifications in a fashion that is less than desirable/healthy. There is limited good data about how harmful(if at all) GMO's may be, but why not avoid them if possible. ...Read more

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What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

Limited: Despite all the "pop" claims, the huge study in am. J. Clin. Nutr. 89: 1613s, 2009 found no different between british vegetarians and omnivores in any category when researchers control for the other healthy lifestyle habits of vegetarians. "the china study" is misleading subscience by a well-intentioned man misled during mao's famine. The moral benefits are substantial. Choose what's right for you. ...Read more

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What are genetically modified foods?

What are genetically modified foods?

Lab inserted genes: Scientists insert extra genes, often to make plants resistant so farmers can use more pesticides. The most common gm crops are soy, corn & cotton(seed), which are ingredients in many processed foods. Canola & papaya are often gm too. Gm foods and ingredients are not required to be labelled in us, but certified organic foods are not allowed to make use of genetic modification or gm ingredients. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons involved with choosing marinol over smoking pot?

What are the pros and cons involved with choosing marinol over smoking pot?

Legal issue: In pa the only legal option is marinol. There are other concerns in possible contamination of pot with other chemicals that could be toxic when inhaled. Also for asthma or COPD any smoking is not a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking food grade diatomaceous earth?

What are the pros and cons of taking food grade diatomaceous earth?

Why?: Though i'm no expert on this subject, i can't think of any advantages. And the disadvantages of eating dirt seem too obvious to mention. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking food grade diatomaceous earth?

What are the pros and cons of taking food grade diatomaceous earth?

The CONS: are that eating dirt of any kind has NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE and can result in anemia (particularly Iron Deficiency Anemia) the PROS as far as I know are NONE! (Despite the many "claims" of benefits to bowels, joints, hair etc etc etc ) In my opinion NONSENSE!

My Opinion only!
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Please help! what is the effect of genetically engineered (modified) food on human health?

Please help! what is the effect of genetically engineered (modified) food on human health?

None: The poison is in the behavior of the corporations and the protesters, not the technology, which has increased food yields and should belong to humankind, not jealously guarded by mean-minded profiteers. Despite the inflammatory rhetoric and claims, the scientific community -- the most cutthroat of truth-seekers -- has found no health dangers despite 30 years of close study. Don't be afraid. ...Read more

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Why does our body not reject the insulin made from genetically modified organisms like bacteria?

Why does our body not reject the insulin made from genetically modified organisms like bacteria?

Similar structure: Hi the engineered insulins are VERY similar in structure to native human insulin. The human insulin gene is rearranged so that the engineered protein differs from regular human insulin by only 1 amino acid. The change is significant for how the insulin molecules behave at acid/neutral pH or how they fail to aggregate, but not enough to be recognized as different by the immune system. Fortuitous! ...Read more

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What are the health-related dangers of genetically engineered food?

What are the health-related dangers of genetically engineered food?

None known: A sensitive societal issue, but the large majority of physicians, nutritionists and geneticists agree there are no health dangers at all. Some "experts" disagree, but this is a true scientific consensus. And those worried about adverse effects often disagreement on the problems they might cause. They are extremely valuable globally, major help in improved nutrition and disease prevention. ...Read more

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Are doctors generally for or against genetically modified foods?

Are doctors generally for or against genetically modified foods?

I'm with him: Dr Friedlander says it well.Genetic modification leads to crops that resist disease better & yield more product. The pseudo-science that is thrown at the public to suggest it is unhealthy is hype. I consider anyone who falls for the idea that it is bad similar to a cult. Believe what you wish, but it doesn't pass the rational test with me. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are genetically modified foods harmful to human health?

Can you tell me, are genetically modified foods harmful to human health?

I say 'no': Some of my colleagues here will disagree. What I can tell you is that the fear stories that I've reviewed don't square with my basic knowledge of biology, that fearmongering is profitable, and that before the obvious triumphs of biotechnology in medicine, the procedures that now save lives daily were vilified as 'N*zi medicine.' No scientist that I know personally avoids GMO food. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the pros and contras of genetically modified food?

Can you please tell me the pros and contras of genetically modified food?

School Assignment?: Here is a good article on the issue: http://www.Geneticallymodifiedfoods.Co.Uk/fact-sheet-pros-vs-cons.Html. ...Read more

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What are feeding tube pros and cons & can a person speak with one?

What are feeding tube pros and cons & can a person speak with one?

Can be life saving: Usually a feeding tube is placed directly into the stomach for long-term use. This is usually done for people who cannot swallow by mouth for a variety of reasons. With this technique, a person could definitely speak with one in place. ...Read more

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Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by drugs such as diuretics. ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more