Nina Fedoroff's Engineering Food For All?

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As technology advances, scientists and business moguls are finding new ways to genetically modify food products to meet the growing demand for food. However, the average consumer is oblivious to what is entering their body when they consume these genetically modified foods that are not required by law to be labeled. Nina Fedoroff’s, “Engineering Food for All”, is an editorial stating that there is no harm in utilizing genetically modified organisms to feed everybody. She also states that there is no need to put restrictions on the use of GMOs because there is no scientific evidence of harm from GMOs. Nevertheless, there are many proven studies that have linked GMOs with several health effects and potential hazards, yet in-depth research on GMOs have been very scant. While GMOs may have a big role in food production, the international food standards regulator, CODEX, needs to label food for any usage of GMOs for the sake of consumer health and awareness while ensuring that the GMOs are safe to consume. Consumer health is of utmost importance when food standards …show more content…
The majority of people who buy genetically modified foods are completely unaware of what they are consuming and the possible health effects that may stem from these foods. Thus, the lack of regulation on labeling foods containing GMOs is an alarming yet widely unrecognized problem in today’s food industry. With several studies linking foodborne illnesses to the consumption of GMOs, it is unclear as to why CODEX has not made an effort to label products containing GMOs. Also, with the lack of adequate research, more and more consumers are becoming ill without knowing the root cause. Consumers have the right to know what goes in their foods and how it may affect the consumer’s health. CODEX and other food companies should label the use of genetically modified foods and there should be more research on GMOs to ensure the safety of all

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