The Importance Of Genetically Modified Organisms

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Genetically Modified Organisms Using genetically modified organisms to enhance the production of food, is a new technique for solving the food shortage caused by overpopulation in the world. Food labeling is needed to educate consumers about the ingredients in food that may contain some form of chemicals and pesticides. Consumers play a major role in deciding whether products containing genetically modified organisms remain economically stable. Produce, crops and animals are sources of food commonly enhanced by genetically modified organisms. Although many states require the labeling of GMOs, there are many that do not. Often genetically modified foods are the cause of allergies and other health problems affecting consumers ate. …show more content…
The food industry has used this technology to create pest-resistant plants and disease-resistant animals in an effort to ensure more of a stable food supply. With the progression of genetic engineering, it is virtually possible to enhance crops, animals and individual genes more precisely with desired characteristics. (Institute of Food Technologists, 2000). In the mid1990s genetically engineered (GE) foods began to appear in the marketplace, —unbeknownst to most consumers who may have not noticed the increase in population (Institute of Food Technologists, 2000). Foods that contain GMOs were created to help with overpopulation not to cause harm, so the importance of reading food labels is vital. As the population continues to grow, so does the technology of GMOs, scientist are inventing more cutting edge scientific chemicals to aid in the production of agriculture. The United States Government is responsible for educating the consumer on the dangers of GMOs (Farquhar, D. …show more content…
' To date, most GMOs have fit within this ‘plant pest’ criteria for regulation by APHIS, although with recent advances in the technology including targeted gene modifications and cisgenic that do not use any ‘plant pests, ' some GMOs are not regulated by APHIS (Kuzma and Kokotovich 2011). However, most GMOs in the US have required a permit from APHIS before any ‘controlled’ release into the environment. These permits are usually for research in field trials until the GM organisms are approved following a process of a petition to APHIS for deregulation, after which a permit is no longer required (USDA

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