Relativity of Labeling Genetically Engenineered Products

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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. Very many products at grocery stores and markets contain some sort of GE product with the consumer having little to no knowledge that it even contains a GE product. The reason this is controversial is because GE products can have adverse effects to the human body, these effects can include a simple allergic reaction, toxin build up in the body, and an increased risk of cancer. Without proper labeling, officials would not be able to track which product contains a GE product effectively, especially if a certain product is causing adverse health effects.
Major Stakeholders
Major Stakeholders of labeling GE products include, all consumers that do not grow their own food, food producers, food regulators, farmers of GE crops, and investors. Consumers that do not grow their own usually buy food at the supermarket or restaurants, so they are a stakeholder because they eat foods that may contain GE products. Food producers, food regulators, farmers of GE crops, and investors are stakeholders, because profits surro...

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