Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmos ) Essay example

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There are approximately seven billion people in the world and either unintentionally or intentionally everyone has been a part of a social movement in food. Everyday consumers are affecting how our food system is being executed because they are choosing what they want to purchase and consume, and this in turn affects what businesses produce and advertise. Consumers may make decisions to purchase and consume what is more appealing, tasteful, or inexpensive. In some cases, however consumers are more interested in what the food is actually made up of, where it comes from, and they also may have ethical concerns for how the animals are treated. Their concerns are even more specific, consumers want to know whether or not Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are in their foods or not. A genetically modified organism is an organism whose DNA has been altered by genetic engineering to create something that does not occur naturally in nature (Smith, 2012). Genetically modified organisms are used all over the United States and because so little is really known about them, as a result, consumers have become increasingly concerned with their use in food. This concern has led to consumers joining together in mass numbers to fight for mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods, this has also been called consumers right to know. There are two sides to this conflict, one side wants mandatory labeling of GM foods and the other side believes this is not necessary. Both of the…

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