Utilitarianism In Food

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The new trend of eating healthily, organic and wholesome meals has raised big concerns about what we put into our bodies and how our food is labeled. Recently congress has been voting on food manufactures to disclose genetically modified organisms know as G.M.O on food packaging. Big Food Company’s try to hide the fact that they use many G.M.O ingredients in their foods but consumers want to know what they are consuming. Recently the FDA approved the sale of the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption. The fish is called AquAdvantage Salmon and it can be marketed as Atlantic salmon. There even might be no way for consumers to tell weather the salmon they are eating is genetically engineered. I picked this article because I think it is important to watch what we eat and how can someone know what they are consuming if food manufactures don’t label their food properly.
In The New York Times article, “Are You Eating Frankenfish?” that was released on December 15, 2015 allowed the public to be informed about the on going and new concerns about G.M.O foods. The article talked about how companies are trying to stop lawmakers from passes laws
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Also the goal of utilitarian ethics is to promote the greatest happiness for the greatest number. In this situation the people who are affected are the ones that consume food, which is every human. Ethically based off of utilitarianism the greater number off people who are affected should technically be helped and in this case G.M.O labeling would benefit almost everyone. The choice of action to require G.M.O labeling is ethical by utilitarianism, because it will defiantly benefit the greater amount of people and make the most amounts of people happier by knowing what their food is made of. I think that if the majority of the people will benefit and be happier because of the G.M.O labeling then we should do

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