Genetically Modified Organisms In America

Have you ever wonder how many items from your grocery shopping list contain genetically modified organism ingredients? According to One Green Planet, “In the United States alone, GMOs make up 70-80% of the food we consume”(Par. 3). From baby food all the way to hamburgers and french fries, GMOs are found everywhere in these food products. They can have a dangerous impact in our health. America is known for having the best dinning and brunch restaurants, but many Americans are not aware of what’s really behind the food they are eating. GMOs also called genetically modified organisms, are organisms such as animals and plants whose genetic makeup has been altered through genetic engineering procedures. Genes inserted in GM food can transfer …show more content…
The Institute for Responsible Technology stated that the American Public Health Association and American Nurses Association condemn the use of GM bovine growth hormone, because the milk from treated cows has more of the hormone IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1) , which is a linked to cancer (Par. 3). According to Center for Food Safety the FDA in 1993 also approve the use of genetically engineered recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone used to induce dairy cows to produce more milk (Par 8.). The results of this can be significant because numerous studies demonstrate that IGF-1 is a linked to growth of breast cancer, prostate cancer , and colon cancer. The question some people may ask themselves is, how do we know what food has been genetically modified? Each day, tens of millions of American infants, children and adults consume genetically engineered food without their …show more content…
The National Geography stated that scientist continue to find new ways to insert genes into plant and animal DNA (Par. 1). According to Daily finance, it was about 20 years ago when a s company now owned by Monsanto introduces the Flavr Savr tomato, which was the first genetically modified organisms approved from consumption in the United States and now, farmers across the county have been using more and more GMOs every year (Par. 1). The majority of soy, canola, and corn grown in the U.S are now genetically engineered, and most of the time they are used in our ingredients in the processed food we eat such as cereal, ketchup, oil, chips, and the list goes

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