How Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmo ) Essay

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In a recent lawsuit against Chipotle arguing that Chipotle’s non-GMO claims from the franchises’ new “G-M-Over it” marketing campaign were false and misleading. Although it advertises it is GMO free, Chipotle sells meat and dairy products produced from animals fed genetically modified feed, and a variety of soft drinks from third party suppliers that contain sweeteners from genetically altered corn as clearly stated on its website. Apparent ethical values would be transparency and honesty because they are not communicating clearly with their customers. This information is readily available on their website, but not many consumers are going to take the time to research this and go to their website to make sure their food doesn’t contain any GMO’s when they’re being told that it doesn’t. This is an example of how genetically modified organisms (GMO) are raising legal problems such as false advertising and creating corporate social responsibility issues for businesses. In the history of society we have seen many gaps between technology and the law. When these gaps arise we must ask who will likely play the role of the defendant, who will be the potential plaintiffs, and how will they be compensated for their losses? More importantly, can representatives of the law resolve these crucial issues in manners that will establish incentives to avoid future legal problems? In the last few years biotech companies, such as Monsanto, have been making leaps in the science of genetically…

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