At this time, there are still a lot of things unknown about GMOs and how it affects humans and the environment and going organic is the best option right now. Genetically modifying our food does have its advantages. The human population relies on food. If there is less food, the population declines, if there is more food, the population grows. This has happened throughout history.
Dear Senator, In less than two decades, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have replaced our diet with genetically ajusted foods, which can affect human health. GMOs are resistant to pesticides, and is created by splicing genes that are combined through genetic engineering, smething nature cant do instantly. Consuming these genetically, processed foods can lead to increased risk of diseases and even cancer. Most of the time we do not realize that we are eating these harmful toxins as they are infused in our food without our knowledge. While traditional farming choose to grow organic produce and struggle to keep their businesses alive.
Organically grown foods mean that the crops are grown without the use of pesticides or any chemicals. Non organic foods however, lack a lot of its flavor, and health benefits are lower than Organic foods, because there are some other chemical products added in to it. I do not buy Organic fruits or vegetables all the time because it cost more than a Non Organic food. However, whenever I buy non organic fruits or vegetables, I make sure that I rinse them properly before eating. Doing so will remove the pesticides and the chemical that was use to make them grow.
The vegan diet is beneficial for animals, human health, the environment, and ultimately the best diet for the world. If everyone ate a vegan diet, inhumane animal practices in the animal agriculture industry would cease to exist. As Peter Park put it in “The Globalization of Animal Welfare”, “more animals in more places are confined in restrictive conditions utterly unlike their natural environments and are pushed beyond their physiological limits to produce ever-greater numbers of eggs, gallons of milk, and pounds of flesh.” To define what a “restrictive” condition is like, Park goes on to describe what egg-laying hens live like. He talks about battery cages that are, “so small that even if there were just one hen in each cage, she would be unable to fully stretch and flap her wings -- and there are often at least four, if not more, hens per cage” (10-14). Because there are many animals condensed in small areas, the workers mutilate them to prevent them from hurting each other.
Their conclusion surprised the designers as much as their sponsor: they determined that promoting the concept of a “foodshed” — a diversified, regional food economy — could be the key to improving the American diet. All of which suggests that passing a health care reform bill, no matter how ambitious, is only the first step in solving our health care crisis. To keep from bankrupting ourselves, we will then have to get to work on improving our health — which means going to work on the American way of eating. But even if we get a health care bill that does little more than require insurers to cover everyone on the same basis, it could put us on that course. For it will force the industry, and the government, to take a good hard look at the elephant in the room and galvanize a
Jonathan Pumphrey 2-27-14 Julia Petitfrere After watching “Food Inc.” I have learned the unfortuinite truth about the food that all of uf Americans eat. I learned that the major food companies are using genetically modified organisms (gmos) to make food faster, cheaper, and when it is not in season. The companies change the diets of the animals they are going to sloter because it is cheaper and it is easier to get the wrong food than it is to get the right food for the animals. The Government is not going to do anything about what is going on because a lot of the people that work in Washington used to heads of the companies that they are supossed to be going after. I will give credit where credit is due, I think that GMOs are a fantastic
A 100% tax on junk food and beverages would help pay for the collateral damages of this industry: the $150 billion in diet-related disease and health-care costs now incurred by the public and taxpayers for obesity and diabetes. Chicago laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off. The results come from the first large national look at the effectiveness of the state laws over time. The results are minor but “what are the downsides of improving the food environment for children today?” asked Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Children Hospital. “You can’t get much worse than what it already
However, weight loss surgery is not a quick fix. It does require patients to maintain their weight loss by modifying diet and exercise. While there is no magical cure for obesity in the United States, there are an increasing number of options available. The creators of the fad diets and various weight loss programs all promise success. (Mayo Clinic, 2012) One program always promises to be better than the rest but one thing all these so-called experts agree on is that in order to lose weight; we must burn more calories than we take in.
Why was our country so docile and accepting of such horrible food choices that were causing obesity, health issues, and in many ways contributing to the skyrocketing health care costs? I do not buy these unhealthy processed corn and soybean products and instead buy organic, whole foods. But it is expensive to make these choices, so some of this anger got projected towards Monsanto. But a good dose of it goes to the social injustice aspect of this issue: everyone should be able to afford healthy foods that do not harm your
In addition, no effects on human health have been shown as a result of the consumption of such foods by the general population in the countries where they have been approved. Continuous use of risk assessments based on the Codex principles and, where appropriate, including post market monitoring, should form the basis for evaluating the safety of GM foods. According to who and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, “The beneficial effects of food with added probiotics. In particular, milk products on the health of children” and other high-risk populations; have become increasingly promoted by health professionals. It has been reported that probiotics play an important role in immunological, digestive and respiratory functions and may have a significant effect in alleviating infectious diseases in children.