A Mass Scale Biotech Agricultural Experiment

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Research paper Did you know you are participating in a mass scale biotech agricultural experiment? That 's right! Since the mid 1990 we have been consuming Genetically Engineered (GE) foods or foods that contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) without enough research that proves its long time effects on humans. According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), agency responsible for protecting the public’s health and safety, “genetic engineering is the name given for certain methods that scientist use to introduce new traits or characteristics to organisms” In other words, scientists alter the DNA of plant or animal by removing some of its DNA material or inserting that of another plant animal or bacteria. For instance,…show more content…
My own view is that the FDA should issue mandatory labeling for GMOs. Non-mandatory GMOs labeling leads to deceptive advertisement and keeps consumers from making informed decisions about their foods. Moreover, this kind of deception prevents scientists from identifying the effects of GMOs consumption and causes mistrust of the American food system. Non mandatory labeling of food containing GMOs is allowing food marketers to mislead consumers. Buyers often rely on labels to get a description of what they are buying. Leaving out the fact that a product contains GMOs is misleading. It is almost the same as avoiding to mention a specific ingredient of the food. For instance, many foods sold as “all natural” have indeed great amounts of GMOs. Consumers have no way of knowing that because GMOs are not labeled on the package. Many people assume that foods labeled as “all natural” are minimally process, are healthier and contain no modified organisms. In other words, when buyers read the “all natural” stamen, they usually think natural means the product of mother earth. However, GMOs are not natural in any sense of the word. Therefore, selling a product that is “all natural” without mentioning that it contains GM ingredients is completely contradictory and misleading. Nevertheless, biotech food corporations suggests otherwise and argue that labeling GMOs is what will lead consumers to deceptive marketing practices. Indeed, the Monsanto Company, a pioneer of
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