The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Modified Food

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The term “Genetically Modified Organisms” refers to organisms, whether plants, animals, or microbes, that have had their genomes manipulated to contain specific DNA sequences (1). However, this paper is going to focus on Genetically Modified Food. Besides the modification for a higher quality production, food is being modified technologically for either consumer or producer advantages. Nevertheless, genetically modified food has not been completely accepted by the public in general. There are many facts and explanations by which some people have got the idea that genetically modified food has dangerous and poisonous elements that damage the health of the consumer. By the other side, people have gotten the idea that genetically modified food …show more content…
First, based on “European and American Views on Genetically Modified Foods” (Ujj, Orsolya) the vast difference in production between these two countries reflect their different attitudes and acceptance among their population. As he mentions “if we look to the underlying cultural and philosophical reasons for the differences between European and American approaches to GMOs—to the different attitudes toward food and eating, technological mastery of land, and the reliability of scientific experts, as well as to more deeply rooted differences in the ways agriculture is practiced on the two continents” (Ujj pp. 77) it is evident that Genetically Modified Food is not accepted by everyone, as some people has different views on the advantages and disadvantages of this production method. (Ujj pp. …show more content…
According to the United states Food and Drug Administration for human consumption, as much as 70 to 80 percent of the foods consumed in the United States contain some amount of genetically modified ingredients. By the other side, European farmers try to avoid as much as they can the use of chemicals and “poisonous” ingredients in their cultivation process, which is totally different from the production method in the United States. These, among other reasons reflect the different views in diverse countries. Sometimes their decisions on acceptance depending on culture and sometimes in the value of local traditions. However, there is no evidence that genetically modified food does not cause any damage to the human health. “The potentiality of the harm of GMF determines that the legal system should be more focused on risk prevention and control” there is no evidence on how harmful or beneficial to the human health the genetically modified food can be, however scientist continue to do experiments and research to determine the security on the food. (Songfei, Shengwen, Liang pp.

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