The Helix of Life
Remember in biology class when you learned about how the human body is made? There are carbohydrates, fats and proteins and many different classes of each. I always found it remarkable how complex the body is and how many micro-structures come together to comprise each of us. The one thing that I find most remarkable is that everything that our body needs to operate is held within a double helix of DNA in each of our cells. It’s such a small, rather uninteresting piece of matter comprised of only four different types of proteins. Yet with the billions of combinations possible it regulates every action that occurs in our body.
Take that thought and the image next to it, and image that someone took some of that life-regulating DNA, artificially removed a piece of it and added a piece of DNA from a bacteria, and then put it back in you to be a part in forming the next generation of your family. Oh, and let me add that before scientists began this experiment they did not test if this would have an adverse effect on you or what the possible outcomes might be. Hmmm….how does that make you feel?
Disturbing the Helix of Life has Life-Altering Consequences
Literally. Genetically modifying a gene from any species will forever alter the way that gene is expressed and what products it produces. If the products of that modified gene do not serve the function the body needs for it to serve, it creates a gap that can no longer be filled within the organism itself. So the genetic structure has to change further to adapt to the initial change, and the possible outcomes of this adaptation are unknown to all. Besides that, the new products that this genetically modified gene are producing are completely new and unresearched so no one knows what these genes are producing and how they will impact both the organism and the one consuming it.
Do you want to eat that?
It is becoming a larger and larger concern that the regular consumption of GMO foods is leading to a higher number of food allergies that were minimal prior to their introduction to our food supply. I personally have developed intolerances to wheat, soy, and corn and I fear that it is due to the consumption of GM foods before I knew what they were. Foods that, prior to GM foods, the body recognized as a safe form of nutrition are now unsafe and creating inflammatory conditions in the digestive system that leads to other health issues, not only in humans but also in the meat animals that we slaughter and eat. Research is confirming this more and more, you can read one example here.
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