Pros And Cons Of Gmo Foods

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Many people become very alarmed when they hear about genetically modified organism (GMO). People have an idea that GMO’s are harmful. However, with extensive exploration and research I will provide otherwise. It is obvious that the United States government approves the use of genetically engineered foods. Those engineered foods are considered to have the exact amount of nutritious value as other conventional foods; in addition to that GMO foods also reduce the use of herbicides and pesticides that may be very harmful to the environment.

For the most part, GMOs are genetically engineered and improved plants that are modified for human and animal consumption. In order to modify those crops, scientists amalgamate the DNA of different organisms
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This is when they started thinking about making laws regarding biotechnology. The conclusions that came up at the end were that GMOs aren’t bad! They came to this conclusion because the DNA found in genetically engineered foods are exactly the same as conventionally grown foods. The United States is ranked the first among other countries in commercial growing of GMO foods. GMO crops are regulated by the Coordinated Framework for Regulation Biotechnology. This department was created to ensure the development of the biotech industry was moving at a steady pace and all the new developments were safe for public use. This policy was divided up into three parts “(1) U.S. policy would focus on the product of genetic modification (GM) techniques, not the process itself, (2) only regulation grounded in verifiable scientific risks would be tolerated, and (3) GM products are on a continuum with existing products and, therefore, existing statutes are sufficient to review the products. ."(Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 10 June 2014). This is only the first process of GMO approval. After this process has been approved for …show more content…
“For example, scientists, hoping to eliminate the need for post-harvest processing, have genetically modified rice to contain significantly higher amounts of vitamin A.” this rice is called the golden rice is not yet legal in most countries, but according to experts it will be very soon (“Genetically Modified Foods”). Crops like golden rice could be very helpful to the third world countries. People in African and other third world countries who live in poverty can be fed by foods that are excessive in vitamins and nutrients. Also, the increase of vitamins helps increase the immune system of people, which will lessen the death rate of two factors, starvation and disease. For example if a country is supplied with cheaper GMO foods, more people will eat so down goes the death rate of malnourishment. And if the country is supplied with cheaper GMO foods with a higher nutritional value down goes the death rate of diseases and viruses due to the fact that people have a stronger immune system. According to the World Food Program organization there are 805 million individuals that are malnourished (World Food Programme). So imagine how many kids are going to die because of they haven’t anything to eat. GMO’s could help solve this

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