GMO, which stands for Genetically Modified Organism have been introduced as a highly debatable topic for quite a while now. A GMO is an organism whose genetic material has been altered by using genetic engineering techniques. Before this technology was available, farmers had to pass down knowledge of their best breeds for optimal/desirable traits for the crops they would produce. Now GMOs have given us the option to select traits that would discourage and repel pests to certain crops. Some may argue that the new technology allows easier farming practices, longer lasting produce, and more desirable crops. Using the idea that third world courtiers could benefit from this, by preventing world hunger through the overwhelming food production that is possible. Although this might be true, many others argue that it is believed that GMOs have harmful affects on species via self-produced pesticides and most importantly in human’s long-term health. With the FDA being the primary agency that decides whether the GMO industry is bad or good, they hold all the power in creating changes to the ways in which we see our food today.
When trying to understand why the GMO issue is being neglected, we look at the library of congress. GMOs are not being addressed by the federal legislation and the appropriate action towards GMO recognition we being ignored. This leaves the regulation of food production and the use of GMOs to the general statutory authority of environmental, health, and safety