Genetically modified organisms have been used for decades in agriculture across the world. The use of GMOs has been advertised as a solution to many agricultural issues. However, people have raised concerns about GMOs reshaping human health, and more importantly, the composition of the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome has a vital role in human health through digestion, immune abilities, and protection against disease-causing bacteria. If any disturbances occur in the microbiome, it can have negative effects on an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. Our paper investigates the pros and cons of ingesting GMOs in relation to our human gut microbiome.
Rakhshani, Shawnia and Wight, Hailey, "The Influence of GMOs on the Composition of the Gut Microbiome" (2023). Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day (2018-). 216.