Genetically Modified Foods And Its Effects On Human Health And The Environment

1523 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Walking down a supermarket in Japan, I ended up seeing many foods with labels. For example, soybean oils were labeled as either “non-GMO” or “GMO separated”. Living in the bay area for half of my life, I was fortunate to have access to buy organic foods from various supermarkets or even grow foods in my own backyard. While I was lucky enough to live in California, there are nine crops in the United States that are currently made into a genetically modified organism and sold to the public. Genetically modified organism known as GMO results from a lab where genes from one organism are extracted and mixed with another gene to produce a new creature. In recent years, genetically modified food has replaced our daily diets and has negatively affected human health and the environment. Instead of depending on natural mutations, genes are altered which can create bacteria and viruses. As the result, many countries choose to require all genetically modified foods to be labeled. However, in the United States, GMOs are not required to be labeled. Most of the time humans do not realize they are eating toxic foods that are injected to our food without our knowledge. Some large corporations choose to use genetically modified seeds which will help them make a larger profit in less amount time compared to farmers. Farmers produced organic foods that are abandoned by its people. Many studies have shown that GMOs also influences decision-making, attitudes, and behavior (Cinici). The…

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