Genetically Modified Organisms And Its Effects On The Environment

960 Words Jun 29th, 2015 4 Pages
Genetically modified organisms or GMO’s are organisms that has been altered using genetic engineering which, consist of bacteria, plants, and animals. Genetically modified organism have been engineered for two main applications which is agricultural production and scientific research. There are many negative effects of genetically modified organisms as in the impact it has on the environment, and the health and wellbeing of animals and humans. Some of the different types of health effects are allergens, toxicity, and the risk that they bring with them. The Federal Government mandating genetically modified food to be labeled as well as monitor the environment are ways to slowly rid genetically modified consumption and the risk that they bring.
The United States of America does not have any federal legislation specific to genetically modified organism. Their approach to regulating genetically modified organisms is solely based on the assumption that the regulations should be focused on the nature of the products, rather than the process in which they are produced. This is a major problem that the FDA needs to pay attention to because, in the last sixty years, the mutation breeding has been producing a sizeable fraction of the world’s crops. Vegetables, fruits, and rice are some of the produce that has been altered or enhanced with gamma rays, and often separately or additionally soaked in toxic chemicals in the hopes of producing a better product for their consumers and make…

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