Genetically Modified Organisms : The Food Industry Essay

1260 Words Apr 25th, 2016 6 Pages
GMOs are in almost everything we put into our bodies. Genetically Modified Organisms are put into the simplest of foods, like fruits, vegetables, meats, and even candy. According to Bill Freese at the Center for Food Safety “GMOs are present in 60 to 70 percent of foods on supermarket shelves; the vast majority of processed foods contain GMOs.” Genetically modified organisms were put into food to improve taste, quantity, and to save money. But what people do not know, is that GMOs act as toxins in the body. Once ingested they do harm internally to the human body. GMO 's are taking over the food industry. New Zealand has come up with a solution to this. They created a law stating, food from other countries may not be brought into New Zealand because of the risk that the food contains GMOs. GMO’s are relatively new to the food production industry, they are used to enhance the taste and quantity of food. Genetically modified food have a variety of chemicals contained in them. Megan L. Norris, of Harvard’s Science in the News, describes “Foods containing GMO’s do harm to the body’s kidneys, liver, heart, and other organs.” According to Andrew Henderson of Nomad Capitalist “In New Zealand, crops are also non-GMO. No fresh vegetables, fruit or meat sold in New Zealand is genetically modified.” New Zealand went GMO free due to the harmful chemicals put into the food, they did this to protect their nations people. By banning the rights to produce food with GMO’s has aided the…

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