Gmo Foods : Genetically Modified Food

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Virtually all commercial foods are Genetically modified(GMO) in the United States. GMO’s have been estimated to be in 75% of all processed foods in American supermarkets. These processed foods range from soda to juices, fruits to candy, and even to cereal to condiments. However, with the world population reaching a peaking 71/2 billion, countries all over the world have begun adapting to GMO methods to feed their growing population, but nevertheless there are countries like Japan and Europe who have denounced GMO foods for being unnatural and taboo, and thus giving GMO foods a bad reputation. However, a genetically modified crop starts out as a seed that had its DNA altered in a laboratory to enhance desirable traits such as weather resistance, herbicide resistance, and an increase in nutritional value. Genetic engineering is known for creating plants with the desired trait very quickly and with amazing accuracy. For example, plant geneticists can detach a gene responsible for drought resistance from one plant and put it into another plant. This new genetically modified plant will now gain the trait of drought tolerance. Compared to the traditional breeding methods used by farmers, this is less time consuming and quite accurate. On the contrary to the mainstream idea that GMOs are injected with harmful chemicals, the truth is that no chemicals are sprayed or injected to GMO’s to create genetic modifications. GMO foods have no scientific proof of having any dangerous risks
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