Professor Richard Lewotin said “An ecosystem, you can always intervene and change something in it, but there is no way of knowing what all the downstream effects will be or how it will affect the environment.” Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are not healthy and they shouldn’t be put in our food. Our nation does not know the full extent of GMOs. GMOs are used in almost all of our food, and for the most part there are no regulations for these GMOs that food companies are using now a days. They have been used for years without telling us the full background and side effects they could have. As a nation we need to take the right step in learning the facts about them and making our food truly healthy. GMOs should be made illegal due to the fact that studies have shown them to be unsafe and harmful to consume.
The Federal Government should require labeling of GMO’s on genetically modified foods. The people deserve to know what they put in their bodies. Some of the food is very unhealthy and some people are completely unaware of that fact. Many food companies do not put out all the information about what goes into the food in which we consume, if the Federal government were to require labeling of all GMO foods then the people could be well educated about what they put inside their bodies, and know if it is good for them or not. GMO stands for genetically modified foods, a genetically modified food is “..an organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found
GMOs are taking over the food industry in America. They can cause environmental damage and health problems, and not enough is known about them. GMOs have been linked to cancer, and producers of GMOs in America are refusing to label what is done in the processing of GMOs. Because GMOs are harmful, we should not consume them, but instead take action to eliminate GMOs.
The United States needs to ban deadly genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Maggie Cadwell has a very suitable explanation of what GMOs are. “Genetically modified organisms are plants or animals that have undergone a process where scientists alter their genes with DNA from different species of living organisms, bacteria, or viruses to get desired traits such as resistance to disease or tolerance of pesticides” (Cadwell). GMOs are destroying our food system and our human bodies. “People who eat GMOs have shown to have a higher risk of cancer, birth deformities, and tumors verses people who eat organically. GM crops and their associated herbicides can harm birds, insects, amphibians, marine ecosystems, and soil organisms. They reduce bio-diversity, pollute water resources, and are unsustainable. For example, GM crops are eliminating the habitat for monarch butterflies, whose populations are down 50% in the US. Roundup herbicide has been shown to cause birth defects in amphibians, embryonic deaths, and endocrine disruptions, not to mention organ damage in animals even at very low doses” (Smith). Several countries like Austria, Hungary, Greece, Japan, Luxembourg, France, Germany, including fifty-three other countries, have banned these life-threatening GMOs. Why have they done this? Each country has run trustworthy tests, experiments, and systematic tests on almost every Monsanto product. That is sixty reasons why we have to ban these products. The United States needs to ban
Genetically Engineered foods (GMO’s) hurts the U.S. as a whole from multiple aspects, goes against what people want, therefore the production of these foods needs to be eliminated. Genetically modified organisms make up a lot of the food in the U. S market today. Creating genetically modified organisms harms the environment. Consuming GMO’s can cause harmful health risks in the long run. Not labeling GMO’s the FDA is creating financial destruction in industries. The FDA seems to not put the peoples wants in mind. As a country people have to start and contribute to the elimination of GMO’s across the nation.
By the year 2012, over 70 percent of the processed foods in the U.S can be linked to genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Despite this strong dependency on the manipulation of genetic material, there are many questions concerning long-lasting impacts such food could bring. The government of the United States of America should enforce stricter restrictions on the consumption, production, and availability of food products containing genetically modified organisms. Genetically engineered foods have detrimental impacts on the environment, are linked to large, monopolizing industries, and do not reduce world hunger.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living organism that have went through a process of having their genetic material modified by inserting a foreign gene into them (GMO Facts). The plant having the modifications done then absorbs the gene and it goes into immediate effect and begins to perform as expected. This process was done to benefit us humans greatly and resolve world issues, but it has been discovered to have negative effects on us humans and the environment. With much research done throughout many years it led to the first trans generic plant being developed in 1983 (qtd. In Kelminsky, Peeling, and Gani). This plant was a tobacco plant that was resistant to anti-biotic (qtd. In Kelminsky,
On January 15, 2015 Juan Ramos suffered a violent allergic reaction after eating a bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich for lunch. He died an hour after being taken to the hospital. The cause of his death was determined to be sea food allergy. Any chance of cross contamination of his sandwich with sea food was ruled out after forensic investigation. How did Mr Ramos who was a known allergy sufferer reach this fate? The answer lay in the tomatoes that he had eaten for lunch; they not only contained fish related allergens but also contained antibiotic resistant genes which prevented Mr Ramos’ immune system from protecting his body (Billups). The question that comes to mind now is how could something related to seafood be found in a vegetable? This is where genetically modified foods enter the picture. Genetically modified foods are unnaturally produced. Their consumption has been linked with several serious health disorders including cancer. Presence of genetically modified food in the market must be banned. This is a weakly regulated practice and is not only damaging human health but is also slowly but steadily affecting the environment.
GMO’s or Genetically Modified Food is one of the most controversial topics that have been studied and debated for over 40 years. Scientists on both sides of the spectrum claim that these modified foods are safe for consumption, but also some argue that these foods are toxic and very harmful to human life. GMO’s are genetically modified organisms that are created and added in a lab experiment where DNA are extracted from one gene and added to another plant or animal. This allows the genes to mix with the DNA to create a desired product. For example, bigger apples, larger oranges, taller animals, and plants that can survive the changing climate. GMOs are different from organic food and products because chemicals and DNA modification is not needed for these natural stuff.
There are roughly sixty countries that require GMO labeling and they do not have the problem that the United States have. Some countries even go as far to ban GMOs and only let some in. They have to go through many processes and tests to examine the effects and quality of the plant and/or product. These countries have lower rates of GMO food purchases and their environment is much cleaner than the United States. Monsanto has always tried its hardest to prevent any law from passing to regulate and label their products. They have spent millions of dollars. They have also threatened to sue the states that have brought up the idea or bill the label. The public has protested and demanded labeling, they believe they have a right to know
In the past decade genetically modified foods have been have made a world of stir about whether these foods are beneficial to our society or if they are actually hurtful.There is plenty information that is available to help support both sides of the issue but for every positive thing there is also a negative consequence.With genetically-modified foods being a trendy topic and being like all great debates it has its prons and cons, so it all comes down to whether the good will supercede the bad, or vice versa.
Food is crucial to every human being alive. It has become a necessity for every human being. The nutrients and vitamins that we obtain derives from the food that we consume. In fact, it is so crucial that without it, one can simply die in a matter of three weeks at most. It has been scientifically proven that is necessary in order to prolong one’s lifetime. But what if the food being eaten came from virus-infected plants? Or what if there was a corn drought? It could potentially cause a malicious pandemic. The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) help reduce the risk that could arise from certain crops. But is the consumption of genetically modified food acceptable within the Catholic Church? With unleavened bread and pure grape wine being eaten and drunk during the Eucharistic event of Mass, and even the sacrifice of sheep during many different offerings throughout the Bible, it seems as if food should be eaten at it’s most purest and organic form. Food should be eaten in it’s purest and most organic form because of the health, environmental, and the moral issues that result from GMOs.
Gmos can cause very irrevocably damage towards the environment. And they cause a huge risk of food-based allergies towards the humans. Gmos are also not fully tested to be eaten. The pollen spreads the pharmaceutical genes into the gmo foods supply. They have a lack of consumers due to the creation of ethical dilemma. There is a toxin that fights pest is the caused of the allergies to start. But, gmos affect the younger kids more quicker than older people. The AAEM suggest non-gmos diet for every patient.
The production of GMO’s and or use, is wrong from a Christian perspective. God made everything that humans see today, and god made it beautiful. In the book of Genesis, it describes god’s process of making the world that he gifted to humans to be stewards of. He charged humans with the care of the beautiful garden of Eden. (Holy Bible Genesis 2:15) The Bible also reads “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.” (Holy Bible Psalm 24:1) The Earth was not the creation of man but of God, although he made it for man to dwell, it still belongs to God. This is very similar to man’s bodies, alike the earth man’s body is not their own but God’s and we are also charged to take care of our own bodies. (Holy
The companies that produce the GMOs are certain that they will improve the production of crops, but that is all they care about they have no idea how dangerous their product is to humans. The production of these genetic foods should be stop until they are proven safe to be consumed by humans without having any allergic reactions to them or any harm to our health. One bite of a food that contains a gene from a plant or any other food that a person might be allergic to could be fatal hazard and they might not even know what happens to them. Therefor there should be no more use of GMOs in