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Allergies that people have never had can spring up from the genetically produced allergens in the GMOs. I think that if we do not start to bring light and change to this situation then it will completely take over our power to keep our bodies healthy. Maybe people will start to realize what is happening and become proactive in a food revolution. I’ve always thought I had the power to keep myself healthy, but after research on the foods I eat I’ve realized that is not the truth. What is the truth is that the GMOs in our foods are very toxic, and something has to be done about their production.
Say Yes to GMO Labeling Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have begun to swarm our supermarket shelves, yet many are not aware that their foods contain GMOs. This is due to the lack of labels on America’s processed foods. Labeling not only points out the materials used in our foods, but provides awareness to the use of GMO products. 93% of Americans currently support labeling, but America has not successfully enforced it (Genetically Engineered Foods/Tell FDA to Label). The mandatory labeling of GMOs should be enforced to inform Americans about the foods they are consuming.
While it is great to want to keep diseases out of our foods, the science of altering our food has no guarantees that it will actually protect against disease and has the potential to actually damage our bodies, environment, and economy. There are sixty-two major countries that require genetically modified foods to be labeled, unfortunately the United States is not one of them (Wohlers 73). Most of these countries have deemed that genetically modified organisms have a much higher risk than benefit, because something could so easily go wrong, such as an allergic reaction to whatever was pumped into the food. Luckily, Americans have begun to be more conscious of what they are eating and how it negatively affects their bodies and economy. Therefore, a debate has been sparked on whether genetically modified organisms should be required to be labeled as such when you purchase food.
Genetically modified foods helpful or harmful? Genetically Modified Organisms are one of the most controversial issues facing our world today. GMOs are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering for improvement of productivity and product quality. GMOs have raised concerns over whether or not there beneficial or harmful to our health. It is not secret that GMO foods have had a dramatic impact on the world and humans deserve to know how they are not all that they appear to be.
Average American people are kept in the dark concerning the facts about GM foods. Scientists who discover less than favorable information about genetically modified foods are either fired or their funds are cut. There have been numerous attempts to expose GM foods, but they have been censored for the sake of Americans maintaining their ignorance of the forged food they are consuming. The facts the government bases their opinion on are presented to them by the same companies who work for, and own, the companies making a large profit from the creation and distribution of GM foods. They were first introduced to boost nutrition, taste, and lifespan of fruits and vegetables but as time has revealed, the consequences of tampering with the purity of produce has been a shock to all (“GMO Facts”).
I think everybody should turn to organic foods to help them live healthier lives. The reason that foods are so bad for the body to consume is because foods are packed with GMO’s. GMO’s are “genetically modified organisms” which are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature, naturally (“GMO Facts,”2014). Cutting GMO’s out of your everyday diet can be extremely hard due to the fact that when you buy products that contain GMO you may not know because it doesn’t have to be labeled (“GMO Facts,” 2014).
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One of the pressing health complications that come with genetically engineered foods is allergies. Many believe that allergies are innate and hence, impossible to develop. However, what people fail to realize is that genetically modified foods are essentially Frankensteins of the food industry; such foods are made through the fusion of genes of different foods, a process of which most consumers are unaware. Consequ... ... middle of paper ... ... which products contain engineered crops, making consumer oblivion to the toxic chemicals in the foods more possible and propagating. In fact, an estimates 70% of processed foods on the market these days contain genetically modified crops and material, ending up on millions of plates at consumers’ homes, crawling stealthily down their throats and into their immune systems.
In addition, Greenpeace calls genetically modified food "biological pollution" (Frenzy 1). People tend to feel that consuming genetically modified foods could have harmful results and could in the long run contribute towards the development of health problems (Frenzy 1). Yet on the other hand, to some people genetically engineered bear out safety. Gregory Jaffe and Doug Sherman, co-directors of the Biotechnology Project at the Center for Science stated that people should not portray nervousness about eating genetically engineered foods. He mentioned that in most cases, people do not actually eat those genes.