Genetically Modified Organisms In Food

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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…
1). Although, there has not been enough evidence of the aftermath of people who consume GMOs for a long period of time, many Americans still expressed a worry about genetically modified organisms in the food they consume on a daily basis. Some of the worries Americans have are GMOs can interfere with our health and be the caused why many of us are diagnosed with cancer every day. However, this still hasn 't been proven because it takes a long period of time to do these type of studies. Many of us are aware that most of the food we shop at our local groceries are processed or packaged food, but we prefer for the government to label our food so we can have an idea if our food has been genetically modified. Many consumers believe “natural” foods don 't have any GMOs, but the reality is that they do. It is important to aware consumer that these “natural” food product contain GMOs. According to Global Research, “[W]ithout any identification that there are genetically modified organisms in our food, we are no unwittingly part of a massive experiment”(Par. 5). One of the reasons why is a difficult study to test is because of the human population is too large of a population to test over a long period of time …show more content…
10). The U.S Food and Drug Administration does not require labeling of these products, but if other countries other than America have the right to know whats in their food, then why can’t we? GMOs are taking over our nation and Americans should have the right to identify if there food has been genetically modified .We consume more processed food then food that “naturally” grows from the planet. I believe genetically modified organisms are an environmental threat , simply because it’s not natural way of producing many of our groceries. Genetically modified organism is a threat to our society, especially in the food industry due to harmful, toxicity, and lack of government supervision of informing us, the consumers in the type of food we are consuming on a daily

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