Genetically Modified Organisms Are Harmful Essays

2095 Words May 3rd, 2016 9 Pages
The process of how an individual may get their food can be vastly different among different cultures and societies. Only a few generations ago, food gathering consisted of hunting, harvesting, and farming. However, today, fast food restaurants and other rapid food services are on the rise. Technology continues to advance and allow mass production of all different kinds of foods. In today’s society, the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (also known as a GMO’s) are continuing to be a high topic of debate. Well known American Journalist, Michael Specter stated, “All the food we eat - every grain of rice and kernel of corn - has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops. The question isn 't whether our food has been modified, but how” (Specter). Sadly, no one truly knows how many GMO’s are consumed a day because they do not have to be certified or labeled. Genetically modified organisms are harmful to the environment, linked to cause health problems, and have other unknown risk to society. Labeling GMO products will give people the choice of what kinds of foods they chose to consume.
“GMO’s, first introduced in the mid-1990s, are now present in the vast majority of processed foods in the US” (Ferrie 12). According to Dr. Keith Kantor,
“GMO’s are microorganisms, plants, and animals that have their genes altered. Usually they are modified either to further scientific research or to alter the food supply. Common genetic…

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