A Mass Scale Biotech Agricultural Experiment

1682 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 7 Pages
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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,
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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 genetically modified products, sued and accused Oakhurst Dairy Inc. “of engaging in misleading and deceptive practice by carrying labels that seem to disparage the use of artificially growth hormones in cows” In other words, the Monsanto Company accused the Oakhurst that by placing the label that pledges their products contains no GMOs, they are suggesting that milk from Cows treated with hormones is unsafe and of lower quality. The Monsanto Company insist that GMOs should not be labeled. Basically, the Monsanto Company is afraid that since consumers often prefer foods that are less process; organic
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