The Pros And Cons Of GM And Non-GM Foods

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Knoblock is just one of many farmers seeing a huge difference in switching from feeding their livestock from GM filled food to natural grown Non-GM food. Steve Tusa, a farmer who raises cattle in Minnesota, has witnessed many improvements after making the switch. Tusa had many deaths in the past of his cattle because of digestive problems caused by their old GM filled diet, but since the switch, the percent of deaths have decreased fifty percent. Tusa now grows approximately 1400 Non-GM crops per year for other farmers so they can experience the positive effects also (Roseboro). Some americans now, worry about animal cruelty. People who are against animal cruelty focus on testing products on animals and forget that feeding them GMOs …show more content…
The chairman and cofounder of a yogurt company called Stonyfield, sided with consumers and teamed up with a national organization with over 450 down lines. Together, they petitioned the FDA to give consumers a choice. They now have over 600,000 signatures and are still growing. Ashley Koff, a registered dietitian who studies GM foods said, “The status quo is innocent until proven guilty as it was for Tran’s fats, DDT, and countless other harmful chemicals. A labeling requirement would motivate seed companies to prove to consumers that their products are safe, and to protect their sales.” What startles him, as well as many other Americans, is that 50 other countries – including Brazil and China – have made laws stating that GMOs must be labeled, however, the United States does not. To further prove this point, MSNBC, did an online poll and found that 96% of 45,000 respondents wished they knew what they were purchasing (“How do genetically”). Another recent poll done by a high school student, found that 72% of adults over the age of 18 would not buy GMOs anymore if they were …show more content…
Today, there are approximately 840 million people who are undernourished and surviving on far less than 2000 calories per day. GMO supporters say that by producing foods by genetic engineering, they can double their crop amounts and send the food overseas to the countries needing help the most. What these scientists choose to ignore are the harmful effects caused by feeding people who are already in poor health (Key). Scientists who support GMOs have no other foundation to base a good outcome

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