Gm Foods Persuasive Essay

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Should Genetically Modified Foods be Labelled in Canada?

Currently, 64 countries around the world, which does not include the United States or Canada, are required to label all genetically modified foods. These countries have created laws in order to command the labelling of GM foods due to the concerns of the public (Labelling Around the World 103). Research on genetically modified organisms has been in existence ever since their appearance decades ago and none of them contain evidence that they present a danger to our health. Although some research papers state that GM crops a menace towards our earth and economic system, their benefits outweigh their risks. Unless there was evidence stating that genetically modified food has large negative impacts on our health, environment and economy, we should not impose a mandatory law for the labelling of GM foods. Instead, we should educate the public about genetically modified organisms in order to understand why labelling these products is not necessary. The effects of GM foods on our health
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Despite the general judgement, genetically modified foods are not damaging towards our overall health, but instead, can contain a higher concentration of nutriments. Golden rice is an example of a genetically modified food that has helped many people in developing countries who are suffering from malnutrition. Unlike a lot of false reports, GM crops are not detrimental towards the earth because they tend to lower the amount of toxic gases that are released into the environment, especially carbon dioxide. These genetically engineered foods also have positive impacts on our economy like increasing yields and lowering food prices. To address the concerns of the public, we should impose an educational system about the truths of GMOs. Educating the public about genetically modified organisms takes us one step closer to ending the unnecessary debate on GMO

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