The Effects Of Genetically Engineered Food

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What a person puts into their body has a huge impacted on the quality of life that person may have. The food that humans eat makes the difference in the life span they have, the energy levels from day-to-day, Height, weight and many other factors of the human body. Typically a person will eat the food that is most affordable to them. However, we eat food that is safe for consumption. Taking what the Food and Drug Administration says is safe to eat and most often what is popular in to account and determine what is healthy and what is not. Genetically Modified Organisms or better known as “GMO’s” are altered with-in the genetic makeup also called genetically engineered, so it looks the same but it’s not. In this case of food being altered, …show more content…
As the scientist begin to genetically enhanced and alter plans that will be consumed by human beings and animals that will later then be eaten by humans, they must take delicate care of how it 's done. It takes about 13 years until we start seeing results of chemicals and other agents develop into the human body. Therefore we need to take decades to study the effects of newly engineered food products. People around the world are now eating food products that have been genetically engineered without the direct oversight of the Food and Drug administration The Food and Drug Administration does regulate genetically engineered food products for the safety nutrition content. “FDA regulates the safety of foods and food products from plant sources including food from genetically engineered plants. This includes animal feed, as under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, food is defined in relevant part as food for man and other animals. FDA has set up a voluntary consultation process to engage with the developers of genetically engineered plants to help ensure the safety of food from these products.” (http://www.fda.gov/) This food regulates by a volunteer basis and not mandatory which seems to be the wrong doing by the administration. If the government is not making the producers of engineered plants and food products then where the accountability… there is none. The …show more content…
Information embodied in seeds is essential to continuity of food production, adaptation to changing climate, and evolution of human society. Introduction Bob transgenic a (GMO) technologies simplifies management, appears profitable for Seed companies and farmers, and promotes efficient industrialization of agriculture, although there is ongoing debate about potential of GMO Varieties to increase genetic yield potential." (Rotolo) As GMO production continues and becomes more of a productive and safe resource for food this could be the answer to world hunger. As we move forward in time the world becomes ever more populated with human beings that need sustenance. Engineered food products could absolutely improve developing countries need for food simply because scientists can increase the threshold for crops in dry arid countries. Scientists can modify crops to withstand disease and repel insects. This will enable the human species to once and for all eliminate hunger. However, this comes with a price and that price is not a financial burden it 's a health burden. As an example: As we have seen in recent years the hormones that we give to dairy cows affect our children today. Hormones that are given to dirty house to enable them to produce more milk for a higher yeild of production some scientists are saying that it 's causing our younger generations to develop at

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