GM Food Saves Lives by Rebecca Wilson Genetically modified (GM) food was introduced to the citizens of the United States in 1994. Since then, the use of genetics on produce and animals has become so widespread that each person in the United States is most likely eating GM food daily. A primary reason for its popularity is how beneficial it is to people and businesses. What is genetic modification? Plants and animals naturally go through a process of selection for survival.
This way of improving foods has been taking place traditionally by just crossing two plants together and hoping that the new traits are taken without any negative ones (543). Since this is time consuming and not as accurate, scientists now just introduce the new genes, or traits, through the plants’ DNA. Genetically Engineered foods, although meant to be helpful, pose many problems by causing environmental hazards, human health risks, and economic concerns. To begin with, one of the problems with engineered foods is that they can become hazardous to the surrounding environment. This unintended harm to other organisms is caused by many factors.
First, the food lead to many improvements in health and taste. The food improved the way of life and more people ate the food because of its taste. Some countries in the Old World, like the Irish with their potatoes, went crazy with the new foods and added the foods to their staple crops. You could tell how much new food they were getting because some of the food would look like it didn’t belong in Europe. Since they were getting so much new food, they started cultivating in the New World with plant that’s were hard to grow in the Old World.
Genetically Modified Foods Labeling Problems Genetically modified foods have developed massively to satisfy customers’ demand, but they have caused some controversies in society in recent decades, especially over labeling problems. Some people think that labeling GM foods will cause a decrease in consuming them. However, others think that this may help consumers categorize suitable products for them. There are three main reasons for mandatorily tagging GM foods. Let’s see how much you know about genetically modified foods and why people have to label them?
Genetically Modified Food can be accepted Nowadays, with technology’s developing, more and more Genetically Modified (GM) Foods are produced and come out in many markets around the world. However, there are a great number of people who think the GM foods are dangerous and may do harm to their health. Therefore, they can’t accept GM foods. Unfortunately, I believe that GM foods are available in our lives because they have never been proven to harm people so far, they are more nutritious than traditional foods somewhat and they also can benefit farmers a lot for their working procedures actually. Professor Ian Campbell from Australia's Peter MacCallum Cancer Center says that no scientific evidence showing that GM food is harmful to people's health has been presented to date.
Genetically Modified Foods Genetically modified (Gm) foods are integrated into products that we are not even aware of such as vegetables, fruits, grains, est. GM is a new way for creating foods, therefore scientists do not know ALL of the health and safety risks from eating genetically intergraded foods. The process of producing GM foods is difficult and the failure rate is high. This is why we (my partner and I) feel GM foods should be banned until scientist’s know ALL the affects Gm foods has on humans and the environment. Genetically modified foods use the latest molecular biology techniques and are commonly used for growing crops for human or animal consumption.
One Thing At a Time There are many changes of the world and farming is one of the big ones. Farming is not anything like it use to be, it’s all about industrial agriculture. In Solvent Green, there is evidence that maybe just someday the world might run out of meat. In The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Pollan does a great job of giving an explanation on how farmers don’t farm the old fashion way nowadays. In Solvent Green, it shows that if industrial agriculture continues on then people may resort to eating it inhabitants.
Ethical and Critical Thinking Questions on GMOs 1. Explain the ethical dilemma (question) and explain why it is a dilemma. Should genetically modified food be allowed for sale in the U.S.? Even though there are many pros for this idea, there is not much back up on studies on the issue. There are many unknowns about this dilemma that are scary for some people.
Genetically modified organisms are the forefront of scientifically modified crops in the food industry today. Genetically modified means organisms that has had it genetic makeup altered using genetic engineering. This type of genetic engineering has mixed response with the food industry and people who are involved in sustainable development, meaning there are people who think that it is the forefront for the next generation and there are also people who think that it is the worst thing to do for our generation. In today’s society there is many different views on the matter especially when it involves the big chain supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, Marks and Spencer’s etc. Big supermarkets like Tesco, Waitrose has expressed that GM crops are banned in their supermarkets due to their customers wanting the purest products available on the market therefore their customers will not buy their products if they sell GM products.
I believe that gm foods are GOOD and can benefit all of us. There are a lot of reason that gm food is beneficial, one reason gm foods are beneficial is that,Genetically modified foods can be highly beneficial, particularly when offered at low prices to impoverished areas. Plants can be made to be both drought-resistant and high yield, which is invaluable in areas that are arid and have few resources other than their arable land. Unfortunately, even seeds of genetically modified fruits and vegetables tend to be more expensive than their unaltered counterparts.Another reason is that,Genetically modified foods are beneficial if they are produced to improve human nutrition and access to food. For example if a given food can be modified to be grown in a new environment, farmers would be able to grow, eat and sell the genetically modified food.