Genetically Modified Foods Should Be Labeled: Article Analysis

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Genetically modified organisms also known as genetically modified foods or GMO are foods that contain some DNA of an animal, bacteria, or plant. Many may find GMOs as a good or bad system that technology has ever created. But the real question is whether we should have labeled foods that are genetically modified. In the article, “Why Genetically Modified Foods should be Labeled” written by Carole Bartolotto argues why we should have labeled foods. While in the article written by Josh Davis, “ Why we shouldn't Label GMO foods” states reasons in why genetically modified foods shouldn't be labeled. Both articles show their differences in respect with the health and environmental issues GMOs may or may not have, also the idea that both articles …show more content…
In other words if the GMOs food labeling happens who benefits it from happening, the people or the biotech companies? Davis illustrates in his article, GMOs have benefited millions of people and well as it has also helped food pricing by keeping it from increasing. In which Davis states, “…has benefited millions, if not billions of people in the developing world, and prevented countless famines.” The idea that the people aren't being affected by the genetically modified foods under no circumstances, so labeling would only outlaw the US law ruling that GMOs already have according to Davis in this article. Furthermore, Bartolottos believes the the only ones that are being benefited from not labeling GMOs are the biotech companies and food manufacturers as they are the ones receiving millions for bringing that type of technology into the world. As she concludes her article by stating, “ If you are supplying a product and we don't want it, then the market dictates it will go away. This is why the biotech companies and food manufacturers will probably spend over 25 million dollars to prevent the labeling of GMOs.” That if people know what there truly is in there food they wouldn't want GMOs and that is what the industries don't want to label the GMOs because they are afraid of losing their …show more content…
Many authors have opposing positions on this topic as no laws have been done recently regarding the tagging of these foods. As in the article written by Carole Bartolotto, “Why Genetically Modified Foods Should be Labeled “ explains the reasons in why the labeling of GMOs should happen. While on the other hand in the article, “Why We Shouldn't Label GMO Foods” written by Josh Davis exposes the reasoning of why these GMOs shouldn't be identified. As these two articles bring out the different opinions among the health and environment concerns, they also question themselves of whom these labelings benefit. With the common grounds that biotech companies don't want the labelings of the genetic modified foods as well as the perception that there needs to be more experimentation with these foods that contain

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