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Unformatted text preview: of allergens, antibiotic resistance and future unknown health effects, plus loss of biodiversity and cross pollination reactions. When the plants are released into the environment, there could be effects that could harm the genetic makeup of the plants in the nearby region through pollination. We have been wrong about the health of foods before. For example margarine was thought to be a healthy alternative to the saturated fat in butter. We later discovered that trans fats were not healthy, although butter and margarine have their tradeoffs, we should not jump on the bandwagon too early with genetically modified foods. There may have been lots of research by the World Health Organization, but what is healthier than natural, pure nutrition? We should be a little wary of how healthy these foods actually are....
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- Spring '08