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. INTRODUCTION 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…show more content…
b. I think that by carefully and respectfully expressing my perspective I can give my audience a clear picture of what GMO’s have done to our food IV. Forecast Development and Organization a. I will begin with when GMO’s were introduced into the food system; our current food system is effected by them in many ways. b. My second point will be about GMO’s and how they have a negative effect on people. (Truth = Constitution) c. My third point will be about how GMO’s impact our food and that it will have a detrimental impact concerning the future of food. (Justice = Constitution (You cannot oppose me and uphold the Constitution)) (Transition: Now let’s move on to where the problem began) BODY I. GMO’s were introduced into the food system for several reasons and they have affected that system in many ways. a. GMO’s were introduced for the first time in the mid-90’s. Again, some of you may know this information but I am going to go through it quickly. i. GMO’s were created to offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit. ii. Monsanto (the creator of the GM seed) says that they simply want to make the seed and plant resistant to disease and pets, withstand harsh weather conditions, and increase shelf life (discover.monsanto.com, 2015). b. Currently GM crops in our food system include soy (94%), cotton (90%), canola (90%), sugar beets (95%), corn (88%), Hawaiian
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