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What do you guys think about GMOs? Does it have more benefits or the opposite?
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To be frank, I had to google this acronym!

The proteins produced by these modified foods, being novel to the human physiological setup, can actually be seen as "foreign" by the immune system, and hence can trigger an allergic reaction (Type I auto-immunity or immediate-type hypersensitivity). This is more likely in a person who already suffers from e.g. a nut allergy OR who is atopic.
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Ultimately if our population keeps expanding, I'm not sure we are going to be able to feed everyone properly without resorting to GMO foodstuffs to help give better crop yields. Obviously I accept there could be health risks, and risks of causing serious environmental harm, depending on the GMO. Also if you look at the companies like Monsanto producing most GMO seeds in the US, and the lengths they go to in lobbying to make sure everyone doesn't know, thats pretty scary.
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(Original post by Nabelle)
What do you guys think about GMOs? Does it have more benefits or the opposite?
It may seem to propose for the better future...but the cloned specimens are easily vulnerable to diseases due to minimal allele frequency...
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I advise people look at this website
https://geneticliteracyproject.org
Some of the answers here are confusing.
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