Just when you thought that genetically modified salmon was the final straw in the genetic manipulation of nature, a new food abomination has been created. Researchers in India have developed genetically modified potatoes, filled to the brim with genetically altered amino acids.
Genetically Modified Potatoes – A New Creation
It seems as if scientists are aiming to re-create nature entirely. From genetically altered fish threatening the genetic code of fish on a global scale, to genetically modified canola spreading into the wild, it is apparent that a tidal wave of genetic modulation has hit the environment very hard.
These genetically modified potatoes now threaten the purity of potatoes internationally, as it can grow into the wild in a similar manner that the modified canola did. All it takes is a careless farmer to allow his modified crop to be planted elsewhere, without properly identifying the crop as modified. This is how the food supply is thoroughly endangered.
The environment is of course important to preserve, but modified food also effects our bodies. If you are unfamiliar with the risks association with modified food, please read Killing The Food Supply: The Dangers of Genetically Modified Food, or read excerpt regarding the process in which it is created below:
The bioengineering process itself is quite ridiculous. Billions are spent each year to genetically modify the food supply, tainting it with genetically modified frankenfood. Genetically modifying foods requires one to tamper with the very genetic coding of the crop and/or seed.
The process entails the transfer of genes from one organism to another, such as taking particular genes from a pig and transferring them to a tomato. Not only does this defile nature, but it leads to a host of health problems.
Due to the complexity of a living organism’s genetic structure, it is impossible to track the long-term results of consuming genetically modified food, including genetically modified potatoes. Introducing new genes into even the most simple bacterium may cause an array of issues, highlighting the complexity of even the simplest organisms. Introducing new genes to highly complex organisms such as animals or crops is even riskier.
When introducing the gene to its new host, it is essentially impossible to predict the reaction. The genetic intelligence of the host could be disrupted with the introduction of the new gene, creating an adverse reaction. There is truly no way of knowing the long-term effect genetically modified food, as there are too many variables. There is simply no room for science when Monsanto is involved.