Therefore, America and other countries alike should entirely ban the production of genetically modified foods from their food industry. The human body wants to naturally reject the foreign proteins injected into GM crops intended for herbicide tolerance. But these GM foods that are being consumed still leave traces of these man-made proteins and they remain alive and functioning in the body. Additionally, the genes used in the creation of GMOs originate from bacteria and viruses that can create, “...unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problem” (Smith). There is also no universal consensus among scientist on the safety of this practice which is
It 's mostly questioned among things like animals being tested with biotechnology , and humans being tested with biotechnology but not as much with plants. The problem is , that animals being tested with biotechnology can mess up the animal 's genetics and possible the entire species making the animals like cows and chickens just to benefit humans. They don 't think of the animals lives and how they 'll live with all this. Like people making chicken extra fat so they can feed more. In humans , they want to make people be born extremely smart and capable of everything.
In Chapters 8 and 9 of The Omnivore 's Dilemma, Pollan discovers what organic really means in an interesting way. Instead of reading about it like other people might do, he travels to farms and supermarkets. During his travels he comes across Big Organic, Industrial Organic, and other “organic” terms. Prior to reading these chapters, I did not realize that the government changed the idea of organic to meet the wants and needs of consumers. For example, some companies believe they are creating organic meat by feeding cows organic corn, but raise them under traditional conditions.
However, as previously stated, the EU has banned the purchase of any meat from the U.S. containing growth hormones due to their studies linking the hormones to cancer. In addition, the hormones have been linked to lower sperm count in males and premature development in girls ("Fact Sheet on Hazards of Hormone Implants or Injections in Beef” 3). So, the consumption of these hormones is not completely
According to the Hail and Vredenburg (2003) peer article, this group of stakeholders “argued vehemently against genetic modification technology “(Pg62). One repercussion they pointed out is that society would not be able to discover the effects of genetically modification, for years to come (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015). The product was first viewed as toxic and unnatural (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015). Furthermore, after receiving positive feedback from the FDA, Environmental stakeholders decided upon continued support for GM seeds, as they learned it had minimal effects on humans and animals (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015). The Monsanto company’s biggest mistake was that they failed to listen to the secondary stakeholder group and omitted labeling the perishable food with GM labels (Hail & Vredenburg,
Huba 1 Pesticides are commonly used in the farming industry to kill pests. Yet, what many do not know is that pesticides are made of toxic chemicals that can cause many health problems.With this in mind, one may wonder what can we do as a nation to feed ourselves without the use of toxic chemicals and pesticides? There are many natural alternatives to pesticides, that work just as well, if not better. The three main ways to feed a nation without chemically causing health problems are by growing plants organically, promoting stores to sell local food from farmers, and banning GMOs. The first way that we can feed a growing nation without chemically causing health problems is by growing plants organically.
Not to mention its specific lexis yet, people do not even know what exactly biotechnology is and how important it is to our lives. According to the article “ A Case for Teaching Biotechnology” by Edward Lazaros and Caleb Embree, “because biotechnology has application throughout multiple fields such as medicine, agriculture, environmental protection, engineering and others, it should be taught in those subjects as well as in biology classes”(1). The phenomenon shows the lack of attention to biotechnology because students have never been taught of it in public schools. Edward Lazaros and Caleb Embree also states “ part of the reason why biotechnology is that technology and engineering do not feel like they are prepared to teach the subject”(1). Many educators do not feel confident to talk about it, which even makes biotechnology even more mysterious to most of
Enfamil, a U.S. brand of infant formula offers a non-GMO version. Baby 's Only offers an "organic" version of their formula. Yet both brands still contain one of the three substances banned in the European Union. Gerber Good Start, Enfamil and Similac, account for over ninety percent of the infant formula sales in the U.S. All formulas except organic, contain genetically modified ingredients. Toxic effects of herbicides found in genetically engineered foods are not an option for infant feeding.
They feel or do not care if there are definite studies to prove that this food causes their bodies or the environment any harm. Inorganic or non-organic farming is determined by the chemicals that are used when produce is grown. The chemicals used are all synthetic and not natural. Animals are grown with antibiotics and growth hormones to increase the speed and size at which they grow as well as increasing their milk production, which ultimately increases the farmer’s profits. Medications are used to prevent diseases in the animals and testing is done to ensure that animals are disease free before products go to the consumer.
Multinational corporations like Monsanto claim that GM crops require fewer applications of herbicide compared to non-GM crops, which reduces the harm to the environment. However, in South America the standard before adoption of GM crops was agricultural traditions that often times did not include any chemicals intensive means to treat weeds. This means that even though GM crops might take less herbicide compared to typical standards in North America, GM crops are ultimately causing more herbicide to be used in South America. There is also a concern that “as chemical control of weeds becomes the norm in developing country agriculture, the potential exists for the emergence of herbicide resistance species that do not respond to the increased chemical treatments.” This only promotes the use of more herbicide which increases the harm to the environment. There are also problems because GM crops have toxins in them.