GMO's are harmful and should not be sold in our country. The first round is for acceptance.
Doug Chayka Advertisement This past June, Connecticut and Maine became the first states to pass bills requiring labels on all foods made from genetically modified organisms GMOs.
In November California voters rejected the similar Proposition 37 by a narrow majority of The issue, however, is in no way simple.
For the past 20 years Americans have been eating plants in which scientists have used modern tools to insert a gene here or tweak a gene there, helping the crops tolerate drought and resist herbicides. Around 70 percent of processed foods in the U.
Compared with conventional breeding techniques—which swap giant chunks of DNA between one plant and another—genetic engineering is far more precise and, in most cases, is less likely to produce an unexpected result.
Food and Drug Administration has tested all the GMOs on the market to determine whether they are toxic or allergenic.
Many people argue for GMO labels in the name of increased consumer choice. Byto avoid labels that might drive customers away, most major European retailers had removed genetically modified ingredients from products bearing their brand.
Today it is virtually impossible to find GMOs in European supermarkets. Americans who oppose genetically modified foods would celebrate a similar exclusion. Everyone else would pay a price. Because conventional crops often require more water and pesticides than GMOs do, the former are usually more expensive.
Consequently, we would all have to pay a premium on non-GMO foods—and for a questionable return. Antagonism toward GMO foods also strengthens the stigma against a technology that has delivered enormous benefits to people in developing countries and promises far more.
Recently published data from a seven-year study of Indian farmers show that those growing a genetically modified crop increased their yield per acre by 24 percent and boosted profits by 50 percent. These farmers were able to buy more food—and food of greater nutritional value—for their families.
To curb vitamin A deficiency—which blinds as many aschildren worldwide every year and kills half of them—researchers have engineered Golden Rice, which produces beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A.
Approximately three quarters of a cup of Golden Rice provides the recommended daily amount of vitamin A; several tests have concluded that the product is safe.
An international team of researchers has engineered a variety of cassava—a staple food for million people—with 30 times the usual amount of beta-carotene and four times as much iron, as well as higher levels of protein and zinc.
Another group of scientists has created corn with fold the typical amount of beta-carotene, six times as much vitamin C and double the folate.
At press time, GMO-label legislation is pending in at least 20 states. Such debates are about so much more than slapping ostensibly simple labels on our food to satisfy a segment of American consumers.
Ultimately, we are deciding whether we will continue to develop an immensely beneficial technology or shun it based on unfounded fears.Whatever my preferences – I have right to know what I am eating.
I agree with you that labeling should take place so why are Monsanto spending millions of Dollars on trying to prevent GMO labeling? Organizm zmodyfikowany genetycznie, GMO (od ang.
genetically modified organism) – organizm, którego genom został zmieniony metodami inżynierii genetycznej w celu uzyskania nowych cech fizjologicznych (lub zmiany istniejących).Pierwszy GMO zostało stworzone w roku, a pierwsze próby polowe miały miejsce w roku i .
This past June, Connecticut and Maine became the first states to pass bills requiring labels on all foods made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Genetically modified foods have been touted as the saviour to our world’s hunger problems.
But what we’ve seen is the complete opposite and now you can get a much better understanding of GMOs in this episode of .
Of the several claims of "anti-science" that clutter our national debates these days, none can be more flagrantly clear than the campaign against modern agricultural technology, most specifically.
Sep 20, · The Food and Drug Administration will fund a campaign to promote genetically modified organisms in food under a bipartisan agreement to keep the government funded through the end of September.