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Benefits Of Genetically Modified Food

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The creation of food in the United States has not been a problem thanks to modern technology which allowed farmers to cultivate food in larger portions at a faster rate. Some methods used benefited the cultivators while some only caused more damage. Genetically Modified Food is one of those methods that has caused controversy between people because it has fewer benefits than disadvantages. GM foods are foods “that have acquired one or more genes by artificial means”(Simon et al. 221). In other words,this means that genes are altered so that specific genes are inserted into future crops. Genes could be acquired by different organisms which introduces unique characteristics into the organism. The gene acquired may have been modified using…show more content…
This means that not many countries agree with GM foods and that the United States is one of the countries that has the most genetically modified foods. The real question is why most countries disagree with these scientific methods. Most of the European countries have banned GM foods because they believe that those foods are unsafe for consumption. In the article “GMO Foods: What You Need to Know” by Consumer Reports Magazine it is stated that “A joint commision of the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture has established a protocol for evaluating the safety of GMOs which it says have the potential to introduce new toxins and allergens…”(“GMO Foods: What You Need to Know” 1). This is why in other countries GM foods are prohibited since they are not proven safe. About sixty-four countries around the world require GM foods to be labeled and on the contrary the United States argues that labeling should not be required. In the Non-Gmo project’s page titled “GMO Facts” it is stated that “While a 2015 ABC News survey found that 93% of Americans believe genetically modified foods should be labelled, GMOs are not required to be labelled in the U.S. and Canada” (“GMO Facts” 1). This means that most Americans are against genetically modified foods and yet the United States still does not support labeling. A reason for this might be that that the government is afraid that if the foods are labeled then people will fear
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