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The mandatory labeling of GMOs should be enforced to inform Americans about the foods they are consuming. The effects of GMOs is still unknown and may pose as a possible threat to human kind. Research has not yet proven that GMOs are safe. Therefore we should be aware that we are consuming these foods. The Food and Drug Association (FDA) believes that, “labeling is generally not necessary because the genetic modification does not materially change the food.” However, the addition of chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, etc., used in the production and/or processing of GMOs, can pose a threat to our bodies.
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Introduction Genetic engineering involves manual modification of genetic material in most cases DNA, which is modified within a plant or animal. Biotechnology has developed due to further understanding of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is a double helix structure from which genomes are coded. In the last few years, genetic engineering, which involves altering DNA, has become a controversial discussion topic due to its benefits, such as improving nutritional quality and growth of crops, and disadvantages, e.g. potential toxicity and creation of new pathogens (Uzogara, 2000). This is a major concern to society due to the inconclusive studies related to the health and environmental impact of genetically modified crops are good or bad.
In recent decades, producers have been experimenting with different methods (e.g. GM, conventional, organic) to ensure staple crops (European Commission, 2010, p. 236). Explanation and Spreading of GM Food GM food is based on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which can be defined as organisms in which genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. (Marie Kreipe, 2010, p. 3) As stated above, GM food is a product that has been created and modified with specific techniques by people and not naturally produced by nature, nowadays plenty country has been using this technology to modified (mostly) crops, so that crops could be resistant against pests, could stay longer, and could even eliminate some threatening pests. It’s created by injecting genes/DNA into it so it could change how does the plant normally grown into GM Plants.