Food Safety Is Important For Building A Successful Civilization

1756 Words Mar 18th, 2016 8 Pages
There are very few aspects of life that humans can generally agree are both necessary to survival and enjoyable to do. For example, wearing a seatbelt, while having the ability to save one’s life in the event of an automobile accident, is rarely ever looked forward to; wearing a lifejacket would surely save one from drowning, yet it is unanimously the least favorite part of anyone’s canoeing trip. Consequently, when a common commodity of life meets both of the criteria, it is sensibly a prominent part of life. Food: not only is it the easiest way to make friends in any given situation, but one would literally die without it. So, food safety is understandably one of the most important elements for building a successful civilization; without it, no one would have friends, and the population would briefly consist of people like the Swiss woman who attempted to survive off of a photosynthetic diet, at least until the world was taken over by superior-minded single-celled organisms. Thus, it is little surprise that one of the most prominent contemporary global issues has been the safety of the consumption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which are created by introducing a gene from one organism to another so as to transfer desirable traits between plants, similar to the process of plant breeding. With forty bills being considered in about twenty state legislatures nationwide that would require products that contain GMOs to be labeled as such, the safety of consuming GMOs…

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