Myth: Ingesting GMOs Can Cause Cancer
Truth: GMOs can in no way cause cancer and aren’t as scary as you think. GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are crops modified for some reason or another. Perhaps to be bigger in size or to withstand harsher temperatures, but these modifications do not make them nutritiously different from normal crops. Nothing changed within them would have any disposition to cause cancer to develop inside the body.
They make the most common modifications to make them more pest-resistant so that there’s less of a need to use pesticides and to increase crop yields so that there is increased food security in developing countries. So having GMOs can be pretty beneficial when you think about it. In fact, humans have been practicing GMO practices for centuries by crossbreeding certain plants with each other in order to improve their yield or create bigger crops.