Essay Genetically Modified Organisms Or Gmos

1011 Words Dec 4th, 2015 5 Pages
Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs, as they are more commonly referred to, over the past 40 years have slowly become an integral part of society. A GMO is a “an organism or microorganism whose genetic material has been altered by means of genetic engineering” (Stoub 2015). Mainly, GMOs are used in the agricultural field specifically in the area involving the production of high demand crops. Because GMOs facilitate the growing of popular crops, they have been dubbed as a saving grace that will end world hunger. Society has expressed a wide range of opinions regarding GMOs. There are some firm believers in the goodness of GMOs, however, a large fraction of society does not support GMOs, and will also refuse to buy GM foods. A reason why this is occurs is due to the fact that there is no scientific consensus on the safety of these foods. A major concern regarding GMOs is that there is no standard regulation of these products, therefore there is no guarantee on the safety of these GM foods. In addition to this the use of GMOs pose severe human and environmental health concerns. Due to all these reasons it is in societies best interest to move away from producing GM foods. A primary issue over the genetic modifying of food arises due to the concern that there is no real regulation over the process by which these are made. The Food and Drug Association (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are responsible for the regulation of these GM foods. The main…

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