The Ethics Of Genetically Modified Food

1220 WordsOct 14, 20155 Pages
For decades, scientists have been discovering new methods of producing food for the population. One of these methods is genetically engineering food. Though genetically modified food is consumed by the majority of the American population, one must wonder, what are the ethics of it? How will it affect the consumer and the environment? Based on prior knowledge of this topic, I know that scientists change the genetic makeup of certain foods. I also know that different genes are inserted into different organisms. I imagine that the effects are genetically modified food are generally negative. If man has survived on natural food for thousands of years, then genetically altered food presumably has no place in the food chain. Through research, I…show more content…
I then contacted several people for assistance, including two former teachers, Ms. Malia Bergstrom and Mr. Shane Kuykendall, and my neighbor, Ms. Melissa Issa-Boubé. Though Ms. Bergstrom did not personally know any GMO experts, she suggested that I approach university professors or student researchers. Mr. Kuykendall and Ms. Issa-Boubé found biology professors from the University of West Georgia and Emory University, respectively that I could interview. After gathering several professors’ contact information, I sent an email to each one, requesting an interview. Unfortunately, I did not receive any responses, which disappointed me because I had been anticipating one. I found a silver lining when I consulted with my parents and two colleagues about my dilemma. My parents encourage me to contact Ms. Dawn Davis, a family friend, for assistance, while one of my colleagues, Taylor Davis, suggested that I approach Ms. Chasity Manning, whose fiancé worked at the CDC. After contacting both people, I received an immediate response from Ms. Davis, who knew a registered nurse and nutritionist, Ms. Denise Wehmhoff, who offered to assist me. Because I had finally found a potential interviewee, I felt a strong sense of relief. I subsequently emailed Ms. Wehmhoff and requested for an interview, which she happily agreed to. Though I could not meet

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