Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmos ) Essay

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Technology is often hailed as the pinnacle of human intelligence. It has brought us many new luxuries such as the computer, and has brought mankind into a new age. However, products of technological advances aren’t always easily accepted into society. Ever since their introduction in 1982, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have been a subject of debate. Although GMOs are convenient for the food industry, their unnatural origins have caused people to be uneasy about their consumption. Critics of GMOs, while no longer seeking an outright ban, are striving for a “soft ban” in the form of labelling. This movement is largely driven by a fear of GMOs, causing people to want to know exactly what is in their food. Scientists and food industries however, propose that such labelling would not be necessary at all. On July 31, 2016, President Obama signed a bill into law regarding GMO labelling. This law has been called “the weakest labelling law imaginable” and that “it felt like a loss” by anti-GMO activists (Bitman). The weakness of the labelling law has caused further debate on the subject. Although the consequences of GMOs are not fully known, food industries should not be required to label GMOs due to scientific research backing the safety of them, their massive benefit for farmers,their overall environmental and ecological importance, and because the misconceptions about GMOs that stir fear in the public could easily be averted. Even though opponents of GMOs claim that
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