An Unbiased Report On The Regulating Of Food

1125 WordsAug 28, 20165 Pages
This source was written by freelance writer, Robert Kiener. He gives a thorough overview of the regulating of food. It is an unbiased report showing various viewpoints and stories about the healthcare debates. Discussing issues such as raising tax money on sugary drinks, expanding nutrition labels, restrict portion sizes and the regulation of food additives, linking Americans to disease and a rising obesity rate. He speaks on issues of the ‘new, healthier’ school lunches being unattractive to the average kid, causing food waste, and not curing childhood obesity. Kiener also goes into detail on the history of farming in America and how they have changed in the last century going from small-scale farms with a variety of crops to…show more content…
In this article, Tamara Thompson asks common questions regarding genetically modified organisms otherwise known as GMOs. She gives a decent definition of GMOs as plant seeds that are modified to resist certain insects as well as harsh weather conditions. It is a very biased article, drawing attention to the company, Monsanto, in particular. She repeatedly assures her readers that GMOs are safe and that Monsanto currently works to the standards of organizations, such as the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA), Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She concludes with the benefits of GMOs nutritional value and how they contribute to reducing draws on natural resources such as fossil fuels. This article was beneficial, although biased it gave insight to what companies such as Monsanto want the public to believe. I found this article in Opposing Viewpoints with the search entry being genetically modified foods. Joseph Mercola is an osteopath and a writer of books and papers. In his article, he addressed why genetically Modified foods are not safe to eat. He constantly refers to the writings of Thierry Vrain, a former research scientist for Agriculture Canada, once and advocates for GMOs turned skeptic. He explains that modifying the genes in plants is based on the hypothesis that has been proven wrong and that safety is an issue. He links GM food with serious health risks, and although big
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