The Food Of Tomorrow Research Paper

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The Food of Tomorrow
Genetic Engineering has the ability to fix and prevent many injustices in our world, from nutrient deficiencies to genetic diseases. However, this useful method is being used harmfully. Not because what it allows for is inherently bad, but rather because it is being abused, which is often a byproduct of humanity. I am without question that Genetic Engineering could be something amazing, but only if humanity could remain moral. Since it 's not, at the very least people deserve to know what they are putting in their bodies. They deserve to make their own choice about the corporation that have produced the food they eat and let their children eat.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are produced by transferring genes from
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The United States is the ONLY developed country where you do not have to label GMO. The biotech industry has closely controlled the flow of information about GMOs, generating almost all the available scientific data, lobbying legislators, hiring public relations companies and funding journalists to mold public opinion (Rosset). To clarify what is at stake, it is useful to distinguish public and corporate GMOs. By public GMOs, I mean those developed in the public interest and are not intended to be sold for profit. By corporate GMOs, I mean those developed by corporations for commercial use and used for profit. The categorical distinction is ever useful when considering the risks that a specific GMO might present.
Genetic Engineering has a lot of potential to do some serious good. There are many countries were people die of malnutrition, by genetically modify certain food we could be able to provide cheap and easily grown foods to these countries. The golden rice program is a good example and also a good example of public GMOs. Low dietary intakes of iron, vitamin A, iodine, and zinc are the most damaging micronutrient deficiencies in the world. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is high among the poor, who eat mainly rice diets (Caulfield). The Golden rice project states that by genetically adding Vitamin A and
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Human insulin, for instance, has been grown in GM yeast for decades, improving and even saving the lives of many individuals with diabetes. However, as it is evident today under corporations, ordinary working people have no control over how this technology is used (Karim). Corporation use

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