Genetically Modified Foods Are Safe For Consumer And Better For The Environment

786 Words Oct 25th, 2016 4 Pages
When considering genetically modified (GM) organisms with the likes of its organic counterpart on a macroscopic view, there is almost no difference between the natural occurring organism and the GM organism. In contrast, the microscopic view, which takes into consideration factors like DNA sequences and other cellular components, provides subtle differences between genetically modified organisms and naturally occurring organisms. One subfield of GM organisms that gets constant recognition is genetically modified foods. There is only one question: how safe are genetically modified foods to eat? Henry Miller and Gregory Conko say that GM foods are safe for the consumer and better for the environment (2006, 232). Jeffery Smith argues that genetically modified foods put the health of individuals at risk and should no longer fall into the hands of the consumer (2007, 240). After taking into consideration arguments of both sides of the topic, Miller and Conko effectively make the case for why genetically modified foods are safe to eat. Miller and Conko start their argument by citing just how important food safety is to the consumer. While acknowledging that technology has paved the way for food cultivators to incorporate GM organics to make food safer, the average consumer perceives them to be a threat when compared to Mother Nature’s contaminants (Miller and Conko 2006, 235). The authors move forward with the acknowledgment to set up their defense that GM food and crops are not…

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