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Persuasive Essay On Whole Foods

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All foods made with genetically modified ingredients made in restaurants should be properly labeled and advertised as such. Not labelling genetically modified meals ordered at restaurants could cause customers to break organic diets and may cause an uproar in the community resulting in a loss of customers. Restaurants such as Chipotle clearly advertise their foods as non-gmo on their websites and restaurants to let consumers know that their food truly is not made up of genetically modified material. Other restaurants should follow in their footsteps and clearly advertise whether their foods contain genetically modified organisms or not. In the United States and Canada, labeling of genetically engineered foods is not required while in 64 countries…show more content…
Fortunately according to Whole Foods, all GMOs will be required to be labeled by 2018. Besides consumers being left untold about which products contain GMOs, the environment is also suffering from the overuse of Roundup made by the Monsanto Company. Plants have been genetically engineered for herbicide resistance. So herbicides can be applied on GMO crops without causing any harm to them. Stronger and newer weeds are developing as they are becoming more resistant to the chemicals, which will needs ever higher doses of herbicides such as Roundup. According to “Herbicide Resistant Crops,” a company in northern California which deals in herbicidal studies, “Herbicides cannot tell the difference between plants that are crops and plants that are weeds. As a result, excessive weed growth forces crops to compete with sunlight and nutrients, which can cause significant losses. Some people feel that it’ll be a waste of money to label products containing genetically modified ingredients.” According to “Hysteria over GMOs…” the author feels it’ll be a waste of money because the FDA has approved GM crops so they must be safe for consumption. The author also mentions that GMOs occurred on almost 400 million acres and no one has ever experienced any problems (Hysteria Over GMOs Web). Even though the FDA approved GMOs, there are many underlying factors that can still cause harm. One example is the studies since the FDA…show more content…
If this bill were to have been passed it would have prohibited labeling or advertising such food as "natural." The bill would’ve exempted from this requirement foods that are "certified organic; unintentionally produced with genetically engineered material made from animals fed or injected with genetically engineered material but not genetically engineered themselves; processed with or containing only small amounts of genetically engineered ingredients; administered for treatment of medical conditions; sold for immediate consumption such as in a restaurant; or alcoholic beverages. (California Proposition 37, Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food) The bill was unfortunately was not passed and was rejected by the majority of
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