GMOs might be causing antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria become strong enough to resist antibiotics, which makes them difficult to kill. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that antibiotic-resistant germs affect about two million people every year, leading to the death of at least twenty-three thousand people annually.
Scientists sometimes use genes that are resistant to antibiotics when modifying seeds through genetic engineering. Some people have concerns that this practice might be connected to the rising number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, so far, no studies have confirmed this idea, and researchers are continuing to investigate this topic.
GMO link to Cancer
In 2013, a research paper claimed that a type of glyphosate-resistant GM corn and a glyphosate herbicide (called Roundup) caused cancer in lab rats. Later, this study was retracted because the researchers had used very few rats, and the type of rat was known to already be cancer-prone.
There is currently no scientific evidence to suggest that GMOs cause cancer. The safety of GMOs has been extensively studied by various regulatory agencies and scientific organizations, and they have been deemed safe for human consumption. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization made certain protocols to test GM foods before selling them to consumers to ensure that these foods are safe for use.