Genetically Modified Organisms And The Food System

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GMOs GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. There are currently eight Genetically modified organisms available in grocery stores across America, they are cotton, alfalfa, papaya, squash, soybeans, canola, corn and sugar beets. Many believe putting genetically modified organisms in our food system is unsafe when others believe it is saving the world. After this paper you can decide what you think. Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of pesticide…show more content…
The March Against Monsanto is an international movement to create awareness of what Monsanto’s is doing to our food, what GMOs are and more. These are large gatherings and non-violent even though police do get involved. Last year, nearly 400 cities took part in the March against Monsanto. The March against Monsanto was started by Tami Canal in response to the failure of California Proposition 37, a ballot initiative that would have required labeling food products made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The March against Monsanto first event was held on May, 25th 2014. Advocates support mandatory labeling laws for food made from GMOs and oppose what they and others call the "Monsanto Protection Act", a policy rider found in the Farmer Assurance Provision. The March against Monsanto’s Facebook page currently has over 650,000 likes. The marchers expressed the belief that GM foods can adversely affect human health, with some of the protesters asserting that such foods cause cancer, infertility, and birth defects. Protesters also asserted that GMOs might harm the environment, and play a role in declining bee populations. The third and most recent march was held on May 24th 2014. Marches were done in, six continents, forty-seven states in the United States of America and fifty-two countries. Monsanto promised higher yield to farmers across India, many that had bought the sales pitch were expecting riches however they were in surprise for a rude awakening. After
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