Gmos Or Genetically Modified Organisms Essay

968 Words Sep 19th, 2015 4 Pages
GMOs or genetically modified organisms are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering (NonGMO Project). In over sixty countries genetically modified organisms have restrictions or bans on the production and sale of GMOs (NonGMO Project). However, in the United States genetically modified organisms have been approved. GMO products are not labeled even though many Americans would like for them to be (NonGMO Project). The non-labeling of products is where most of the concerns of the people come to play.
In this particular video that we were assigned to watch, the main problem that was faced came from both consumers and producers of food. To have certain foods labeled as a GMO product or non GMO product was the debate in this video. Most farmers, and even fishers felt that it was necessary to let consumers know what was being purchased before it was bought. Having ingredients, fat percentages, and other factors listed on a bottle has been mandated by FDA for all food products. However, the FDA does not test for safety when dealing with GMO products. The scientist who create these GMO vegetables, fruits, and meats are trusted enough to allow foods to not be tested.
Washington’s Initiative 522 was created, and stated that all GMO products should be labeled. However, this initiative has not yet been passed. If I were to have to choose a side within this debate, I would be one that would want GMO labels on…

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