Genetically Modified Foods And Its Effects Essay

1575 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
Today’s special menu is, “Fingerling Potatoes with Waxmoth Genes (served with sour cream from bovine growth hormone treated cows), Braised Pork Loin with Human Growth Genes, and Rice Pudding with Pea and Bacteria Genes…Bon Appetit!” (Hart 11). Unknown genetically modified genes such as <> have been inputted into plentitudes of crops, unknown for their safety for human consumption and environmental effects. According to the UCSUSA, “None of the genetically modified food crops currently on the market offer benefits to consumers in terms of price, nutrition, or new products.” Genetically modified foods impose several detrimental environmental impacts, as well as have never been directly tested for the safety of human consumption. It is pivotal and necessary to label these genetically modified foods to preserve the unknown long-term impacts, as well as environmental and health impacts, it can produce for the younger generations to come. Genetically modified foods (GM foods) refers to the production of foods produced from organisms that have had unnatural changes introduced into their DNA using genetic engineering. According to Megan Tady, a national political reporter for In These Times, “The most common modification is to add one or more genes to an organism 's genome. Less commonly, genes are removed or their expression is increased or silenced or the number of copies of a gene is increased or decreased.” (Tady 14) Several genetic engineering techniques allows for the…

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