A huge amount of scientists and doctors have concerns about GMO and the health threats they pose. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) did animal tests and reports that GMO dangers may include infertility, immune system disorders, accelerated aging, GI system changes, insulin regulation problems, and allergies. GM foods that are widely known are pineapples, strawberries and potatoes. GM foods are supposed to last longer, have more nutrients, taste better and more crops are harvested because the amount of food increases. There are some effects GM crops may have on the environment.
Scientists have been changing genomes of plants and animals by integrating new genes from a different species through genetic engineering, creating a genetically modified organism (GMO). Consumers in America have been eating GMOs since 1996, when they went on the market. There are benefits to genetically modifying crop plants, as it improves the crop quality and increases yield, affecting the economy and developing countries. But there are also negative effects from GMOs. Consumption of GMOs has various health effects on both body systems of animals and humans.
Introduction This report will explain the current status of Lazar Sharipoff’s final report to Richard A. Durst, the chairman of the Food Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This status report includes the relativity of labeling Genetically Engineered (GE) products to Richard, who the stakeholders are, disagreements among experts on GE products. The most interesting information Lazar has found so far, and what information he needs to complete his research. Relativity of Labeling GE Products GE products are almost everywhere, about 93% of soybeans and 88% of corn produced in the U.S. is GE. With so many GE crops being grown, the crops have to go somewhere, and that somewhere is in the food consumers eat.
Now, scientists are putting this technology into foods and animals. This technology has the potential to help out mankind for the better, but some believe this technology is unacceptable ... ... middle of paper ... ...he world. After reading about this topic, GMO’s have opened my eyes to this amazing technology. GMO’s have changed my opinion for the better. Works Cited "Benefits of GM Food:" GMO.
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Genetic engineering, also called bioengineering, inserts DNA from one plant into the DNA of another plant (Cobb 7). This transfers desirable traits from one plant to another plant that lacks that trait (Mather). Common methods of genetic engineering include genetic manipulation and recombinant DNA (Cobb 25). Genetic engineering can accomplish, in a much shorter time, what non-GMO plants struggle and/or can't do naturally (Reville). GMOs are in 70-85% of the food we consume (Dumais) and have been around since the early 1990's (Cobb 8).60-70% of all processed foods contain GMO ingredients (Van Montagu) This means you eat GMOs daily unless you grow or buy 100% organic foods (Mather).
At present, Monsanto is only producing GM seeds, named also transgenic seeds, and herbicides, marketed under Roundup brand (“Monsanto”). GMO, genetically modified organisms, are plants or animals whose DNA is combined with genes from DNA of other organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, plants, and animals. The genetically modified organisms pass the gene information to the future generations and cannot form in natural conditions of crossbreeding. In the last decade, the company business extended. Monsato acquisitioned several seeds companies such as Agracetus and Calgene Roundu... ... middle of paper ... ...News Meghani, Zahra, and Jennifer Kuzma.
One of the first genetically engineered crop which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was the Flavr-Savr tomato in 1994 (Parmalee 47). The Flavr-Savr tomato utilizes genetic engineering to add a gene that would slow the break down of the cellular walls once picked so that they would stay firmer for longer on the supermarket shelves. The benefits that are available through the us... ... middle of paper ... ... the United States. April 2006: i-30. SIRS Government Reporter.
Cracking the Genome of Genetically Modified Foods. From prehistoric times crop plants and animals have been improved by selective breeding, a process by which humans breed other animals and plants for certain traits, but the modern marvels of GMOs and transgenic plants have come to light in just the last few decades. Selection procedures have achieved huge differences in form and genetics of a single species for instance the mule, a cross between a male donkey and a mare has been used in Europe for more than 3,000 years (GM Education). Modern genetic engineering started back in 1973 when Stanley Cohen, Annie Chang and Herbert Boyer created the first genetically modified DNA organism. In terms of food, genetic engineering simply means modification of crops in a lab to produce desired traits such as resistance to herbicides and improved nutritional content (PRWeb).