Essay on Activity 3.2

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1) What are the ethical issues in this case? There are a few ethical issues in this case, making genetically engineered food and distributing to the public without the publics knowledge is unethical. Another ethical issue is not knowing what side affects of the engineered food will do to humans in the long term. It is still not determined whether or not some of these GM foods will cause health problems in humans in the long run and should be tested like new drug have to be tested. It seems to me that the government is not as strict on GM foods like they are on new drugs being tested. 2) Do you think either group, pro-GM or anti-GM foods, is correct while the other group is wrong? If so, what reasoning do you give for supporting the…show more content…
The disadvantages would be that GM foods will cause the cost of anti GM foods to go down and this will cause them to farmers of anti GM food to go down making less income in the long run. 4) If you were crafting GMO public policy, what would you recommend? If I were crafting a GMO policy I would make all GM food have a mandatory test of at least 7 years to see if there any affects that come from a genetically manufactured foods, and I would make it mandatory that once the GMO foods are deemed safe they should be labeled as GMO foods so that public knows what they are eating. Even though some companies will lose money from lack of business, I believe that all genetically modified crops should be labeled. Regardless of the positive or negative outcomes, I think we should have a right to know what’s in the food we are eating. Therefore we are responsible for the outcome of the modified crops and must make mandates that make the GM producers label their foods. So ultimately we leave up to the public if they want to eat GM products but at least they will know that it is a GM product with those labels. 5) Do hybrid seeds represent as serious a concern as that represented by GM foods? What policy would you recommend for hybrid seeds and vegetables? In my opinion yes because it still has a big concern, the seeds/plants DNA was still messed with, hybrid is like GMO foods and is unnatural I would stay away from
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