GMO Labeling Essay

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Food is a fundamental human right, it is essential to our bodies for developing cells and tissues to protecting them against infections. It is just as fundamental that the public is aware of what foods they consume. In the past couple of decades, a rise of bio technology has revolutionized the agricultural industry, since then GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have been introduced that claim to be resistant to disease, help humans that are suffering from famine, produce greater yields, and improve the nutrition of foods. With advancements in genetic engineering, the knowledge of farmers and scientists combined have altered the way food is grown and created, however, increasing questions about the methods and possible risks/effects. Furthermore, …show more content…
Genes are the blueprints of life, as they determine an organism’s growth and size, as well as other characteristics. Genetic engineering allows scientists to isolate and transfer specific admirable genes to organisms in hopes of making it more beneficial. Like all powerful technology, regulations and inspections must be conducted. 64 countries around the world, 28 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia and even China, require the labeling of genetically modified foods whereas Canada, a developed country, implements no legislation regarding the labelling of …show more content…
[] Last year, the European Parliament approved a new legislature that will authorize EU nations to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GM crops within their borders on the premise of environment policy, socio-economic impact, town and country planning, avoiding unintended presence of GMOs in products and on farm policies. However, the law does not approve bans based on health or environment risks that have already been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). [] Ireland recently banned the growth of any GM foods and made available a GMO-free label that can be placed on animal products such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy and

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