The Government And Other Related Parties Should Label

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GMO Labeling – Tennessee Senator
Ashley Cavender
SPCH 3346
Thesis: The Government and other related parties should label GMO’s because it would be in the best interest for Tennessee citizens; so they can make informed decisions on what they are putting into their bodies.
I. “When it comes to owning the seed for collecting royalties, the GMO companies say ‘it’s mine’ but when it comes to contamination, cross-pollution, health problems, the response is ‘we are not liable’”
a. Indian environmental activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva is saying that seed is the source of everything and GM seeds are not the answer and food companies are not standing up for us. We have to inform the public that GMO’s are everywhere and we will not know if they are in our daily food unless we label.
b. I am here today to present a bill for Tennessee citizens and their right to know what is in their food.
i. I argue that we must label all products that contain GM ingredients.
II. Many of you may know about GMO’s, but I am going to do a quick review.
a. The Institute for Responsible Technology defines, “A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans” (2014).
III. State Purpose of the Speech
a. My purpose is to seek adherence from the Tennessee Senator, in…
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