Essay about Biotechnology Genetically Modified ( Gmo ) Foods

1776 Words Jan 19th, 2015 8 Pages
An infamous agribusiness named Monsanto, which is best known for their agricultural biotechnology Genetically Modified (GMO) foods, works on grounds of dubiousness and dishonesty, but they were still able to earn the seal of approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Given the responsibility of testing, Monsanto continued to report the safety of its own GMO foods as being “well.” However, a Monsanto study done on rats that had eaten the GMO food source began growing tumors the size of a golf ball after six months proving that their foods are not safe. Yet, the FDA still allows agricultural industries like Monsanto to be open for business; rather than focusing on the health of Americans the FDA has allowed powerful agribusiness to distort Americans nutritional understanding for their profits. The food industry does this by paying congresspersons, co-opting nutritionists, and shattering the FDA.
Consequently, to solve this problem the FDA must implement a stronger rule set to ensure the safety of American citizens.

The FDA has allowed powerful agribusinesses to change the mental concepts of healthy eating just to earn substantial sums of money. The agroindustry’s “food politics” taps into the subconscious of the U.S. consumer by way of advertising to boost the consumption of particular products. To clarify, “food politics” refers to the political aspects of the production, control, regulation, inspection, distribution and consumption of food. Marion Nestle, who is…

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