Genetically And Genetically Modified Foods

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Genetically modified organisms are plants and animals that have been biologically engineered with the DNA of other plants, animals, bacteria, etc. Such modifications and combinations cannot occur in nature through crossbreeding or by other organic means. While commonplace in the vast majority of our marketplace, the information and "nature" of genetically modified foods is not as common. Information is, in fact, available on these genetically modified products, but they have to be sought out. The debate over genetically engineered foods, and the disclosure of what exactly is being done to them, has become a hot button topic. From grassroots campaigns, to the upcoming presidential election, genetically engineered and modified foods are a popular topic. These genetically modified organisms need to be removed from everyday agriculture because of the risk they pose to human health and to the environment. Every day, the common American eats many products containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, but this should not be the case as there are risks that are being taken when consuming them. In 2002, the USDA voluntarily released a report discussing China, the People’s Republic of Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards. In it, they assess the safety classes for GMOs from one, being no danger for the time being to four, a high degree of danger. This document, released by our government, is saying that there is a danger associated with these products. Level
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