Gmos In China

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In China there is a common fear of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to the New York Times article, “In Push for G.M.O.s, China Battles Fears of 8-Legged Chickens” by Amie Tsang and Cao Li, “For many in China, the term “genetically modified food” evokes nightmares: poisoned seeds, contaminated fields, apocryphal images of eight-legged chickens”. I found it interesting that last year in China KFC, a fried-chicken fast food chain, sued three internet companies that claimed they were using GMO chickens with 6 wings and 8 legs to make their products (Tsang). My initial thought was, are the KFC products in the United States made from mutated chickens? The article expresses that the claims were false but I can see how that still might not calm someone with a fear of GMOs who now cannot think about KFC without thinking about mutated chickens and the potential health risks. It also brings to mind how even though the world’s chickens may not be genetically modified, with all the growth hormones and antibiotics being shoved into their diets I would not …show more content…
I think globally there needs to be more in-depth education on the difference between a tomato with a longer shelf life, and milk that has harmful chemicals in it. Genetically modified food is not the same thing as food that’s been sprayed with chemicals. Granted, GMOs usually only exist so that herbicides can be sprayed on them and they won’t die, and that is a real source of concern (just because corn is now unaffected by glyphosate it doesn’t mean that people are), but at the very least I think there needs to be more of an in-depth global conversation regarding how GMOs can shape the future if applied correctly. Many people fear GMOs because they do not understand them. My biggest question is, are GMOs part of the problem that is modern agriculture and/or will they be part of the

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