Essay Should Genetically Modified Foods Be Labelled?

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Should Genetically Modified Foods be Labelled in Canada?

Currently, 64 countries around the world, which does not include the United States or Canada, are required to label all genetically modified foods. These countries have created laws in order to command the labelling of GM foods due to the concerns of the public (Labelling Around the World 103). Research on genetically modified organisms has been in existence ever since their appearance decades ago and none of them contain evidence that they present a danger to our health. Although some research papers state that GM crops a menace towards our earth and economic system, their benefits outweigh their risks. Unless there was evidence stating that genetically modified food has large negative impacts on our health, environment and economy, we should not impose a mandatory law for the labelling of GM foods. Instead, we should educate the public about genetically modified organisms in order to understand why labelling these products is not necessary. The effects of GM foods on our health

There are no scientific studies proving that genetically modified organisms damage our health, which is a major reason why labelling GM foods is not necessary. Most people are concerned about the effects of genetically modified organisms on our health because they are not exactly aware of how GMOs are created and for how long they’ve existed. The process of genetic engineering/genetic modification is when we modify the genome (genetic…

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