Genetically Engineered Foods

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There is a cure to world hunger, a cure to hundreds of illnesses and it’s safe. The catch? There is none. Genetically modified foods (or GM foods) are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. Genetically engineered foods were originally made by Americans to delay the ripening of tomatoes. They are now being used to supplement nutrients, grow in adverse conditions that were once considered not farmable. Due to the fact that this technology is new, from the 1990s, it is raising many suspicions towards the usefulness of it and its safety, but, when the facts crunch down it shows that these foods can combat world hunger, can end malnourishment and are safe. People who disprove of GE foods place many claims. The most common being that they are not safe, in fact they state that they are very harmful, but to the contrary many studies have been conducted to ensure that the foods the 80% of our yearly gross comes from are safe. The WHO or World Health Organization, the FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, and numerous other agencies have proven that there are no detrimental effects with the use of genetically modified foods. According to Monsanto, the company that originally invented GM foods they state,” seeds with GM traits have been tested more than any other crops in the history of agriculture – with no credible evidence of harm to humans or animals. According to the Europapio, Governmental regulatory agencies, scientific organizations and leading health associations worldwide agree that food grown from GM crops is safe to eat. The World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the ... ... middle of paper ... ...Feed the World." Genetically Engineered Foods. Ed. Debra A. Miller. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. At Issue. Rpt. from "Global Effort Needed to Feed the World." 2011. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. Miller, Henry I. "Genetically Modified Foods Have Numerous Benefits and No Known Risks." Genetic Engineering. Ed. Noël Merino. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "When Technophobia Becomes Toxic." 2012. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. Ortega, Danae. "JRC produces the first large-scale study on the agronomic and economic performance of a genetically modified crop cultivated in the EU." - Press releases. 24 June 2008. European Commission Joint Research Centre. 10 Apr. 2014 Singer, Peter. "Give Golden Rice a Try to Stop Child Blindness." Africa News Service 24 Feb. 2014. Africa News Service. 10 Apr. 2014

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