Food Production Of Genetically Modified Food

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Ingredients Matters: From the Farm to the Table Mass production of genetically modified food has led to the deterioration of nutritional substance in the yields of produce and livestock, bringing a negative environmental consequence, impacting the farms ecosystem and the farmers sustainability. An uninformed public suffers the consequences of false advertising and a lack of labeling laws to make healthy decisions when being unaware of the ingredients and preparation of their food. Organic certified farms promote a standard of abstaining from synthetic made pesticides, fertilizers containing harmful chemicals leaving dangerous residue, and inadequate diet and care of livestock. This is achieved by creating natural renewable resources…show more content…
Conventional farming techniques practice methods involving use of: fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and growth hormones, for an overall beneficiary of controlling pests and disease on the crops, a higher output of product, and a longer life span without spoiling. This increased life span, thanks to the chemically produced armor, can now travel from the farm to the store and have a high shelf life until consumers make their purchase. The current labeling laws held in the United States have no mandatory regulations for companies to abide by when allowing their consumers to be informed if the contents within the products ingredients contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). This additive is made through biogenetically engineering specific changes to the organisms DNA. “Otherwise known as “splicing”, this creates a species of plant, genes, bacteria, and even animals which do not naturally occur in nature, or stick to the traditional cross breading techniques” (NONGMOPROJECT) A major tool in preserving the yield and quality of a conventional farmed crop is pesticides. A pesticide is a type of biocide, which is a chemical substance or microorganism controlling the effect on a harmful organism (epa.gov) What pesticides are used for is attracting, seducing, and destroying any pests that may be harmful to the crop. As this does benefit the pest
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