The Importance Of Genetically Modified Organisms In Food

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The world is constantly changing, therefore the way food is grown must change too. Companies are adding GMO’s or Genetically Modified Organisms to food without telling consumers. These Genetically Modified Organisms are used to help food grow and deal with the weather changes and parasites. Congress has passed a bill that requires companies to label products made with GMO’s. I think Congress made a smart decision to make companies label their products. People need to know what they are putting in their bodies. In the article, Congress Passes GMO Labeling Rule that Supersede Tough State Measures by Heather Haddon, companies now have to include the GMO’s they add to their food on labels. According to Haddon, companies that violate the new law will be fined up to $1,000 a day. This new bill passed in the Senate and passed 306-117 in the House of Representatives. Even the White House is anticipated to sign the new bill. Genetically Modified Organisms have been used in the United States for two decades with federal approval. Haddon says, “The vast majority of corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. is genetically engineered, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association trade group estimates that 70% …show more content…
Congress passing a new law making companies label Genetically Modified Organisms in their products is beneficial to all. Labeling products that have genetically modified organisms in them will give consumers the option of consuming products with GMO’s in them or eating all natural foods. GMO’s are making crops hardier but can be harmful to earth and humans in the long run. No long term testing has been done to see what GMO’s do to humans. Monitoring Genetically Modified Organisms is very important. Changing the DNA of one product means we have to change the DNA of another product. This reaction will keep going until nothing is natural

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