Dabbling with DNA

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Dabbling with DNA Article Critique #1 In California, a woman named Siree Franks refuses to eat genetically modified food because she doesn’t know the risks that are involved with consuming them. The article, Dabbling with DNA , discusses the risks and benefits of genetically modified food. Some costs of genetically modified food are health risks, environmental risks, and medical risks. Supporters of transgenic food production believe that they are beneficial to health, food production, and medicine. First, there may be health risks involved with consuming genetically modified food. Currently, there are not many substantial health risks that genetically modified organisms cause. One example is if transgenic foods contain a protein from another food that may produce allergies. For example, if a transgenic food, such as corn, contains a peanut gene, that such corn may cause an allergic reaction to a person that is allergic to peanuts. However, genetically modified food can be beneficial to our health as well. Scientists are now giving transgenic food more nutrients, such as golden rice which was made to have more vitamin A. There are also environmental risks and benefits. Genetically modified food helps food be produced
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