Genetically Modified Food Labelling And Production Should Be Extensively Regulated By United States

765 Words Mar 7th, 2016 4 Pages
With the ever-growing world population, food shortage has been an immense obstacle many developing countries are facing. Genetically modified food has addressed the complication and has been widely incorporated into the basic human diet. Although genetically modified foods supports the thriving human population, genetically modified food labelling and production should be extensively regulated by the U.S government to protect the public health, the environment and farmer’s sovereignty. First, GM organism are inorganic and poses risks to human health. Genetically modified products are synthesized in laboratories with toxic chemicals, and it adversely affects the human genome. Genetic modification uses recombinant technology extensively, in which DNAs from two different species is joined together. Through recombinant technology, genetic engineers infuse desirable traits into organisms (Kumar). According to studies, the percentage of Americans with chronic diseases has increased from 7% to 13% since the introduction of GMOs in 1996, in nine years (Breyer).In an experiment conducted by the Institute of Health and Environmental Research, one group of pigs were given GM feed and the second group of pigs were given non GM foods. The group that got the GM feed, had lower frequency of heart abnormalities compared to the other group but an alarming rate of pneumonia (Katiraee). From this experiment it is vivid that the genetic modified feed had a drastic effect on the sample pig…

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