Therefore, a debate has been sparked on whether genetically modified organisms should be required to be labeled as such when you purchase food. There are many negative consequences of allowing genetically modified organisms in our food, the most obvious ones having to deal with the harm it can cause to your body. Allowing genetically modified organisms into your food can allow for toxins to be added to your food. For example, workers in Washington sprayed to protect against gypsy moths and as a r... ... middle of paper ... ...ied Food Fight: The FDA Should Step Up To The Regulatory Plate So States Do Not Cross The Constitutional Line." Minnesota Law Review 98.1 (2013): 356-384.
What are the food labels not showing consumers? People need to understand the health risks of GM foods to make better choices and become aware about what is really going on in the food industry. This paper will help open the eyes of consumers about what they are really ingesting. How do GMOs affect human health? Various questions have started to spread regarding how GMOs affect the human body.
This contributes heavy why the European Union (EU) is particularly very slow in deciding to allow farming of genetically modified food crops. Since foods may contain other materials that do not have any nutritional values, there should an independent study on effects to humans after consumption (Kuiper, Kleter, Noteburn, & Kok, 2001). It is not clear who sponsors the r... ... middle of paper ... ...3. Glass-O'Shea, B. (2011).
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.
This process, called labeling, strikes fear in the hearts of most farmers who are afraid that an uninformed American public will steer clear of the GM crops “just to be on the safe side.” The fact of the matter is that Americans have been eating these altered crops since 1995 and no one has been harmed. This simple albeit somehow debatable fact did not stop one interest group from taking out several full-page ads in the New York Times warning of the dangers of these newfangled foods (Isserman, 2001). This, like many technological advances has met much resistance, but it will ultimately be accepted and change the face of agriculture. The decision of whether to produce GM crops is based more on politics than on practice. Farmers are not interested in deciding which type of crop is better for consumers, better for the environment, or better for the world, but instead are only concerned with which type of crop consumers are willing to buy.
Pandora's Picnic Basket: The Potential and Hazards of Genetically Modified Foods. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000. Print. Miller, Debra A. Genetically Engineered Food.
Some even say we are just another Human Experiment for our American Government. While others claim if it weren't for scientists and their experiments we would never have discovered genetics and DNA. Today, fresh food staples such as corn, rice, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, papaya, cantaloupe, flax, radishes, sugar beets, canola, soybeans and pigs are genetically altered without any specific testing required by the FDA. And approximately all other processed foods anywhere from a 60 – 70 percent are modified. This wasn't the case when your parents or grandparents were kids.
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).