GMO Persuasive Essay

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All About the G, the M, and the O’s Have you ever looked at fruit and thought how good it looks to eat but never really thought about what really makes the fruit look so delicious. Looking at organic fruits they tend to look smaller than the fruits that do not have the organic sticker. They taste sweeter and feel more plumped. The reason behind that is due to the fruits being genetically modified, also known as GMO’s. Genetically modified foods have both benefits and downfalls. The benefits about GMO’s “ One big difference between organic and crops that involve GMOs; organic is grown originally without manipulating their characteristics , while GMOs help give it boots to speed up the process” (Yamakawa). Genetic Modification has made plants …show more content…

But the downfalls about GMOs is Numerous health problems increased after GMOs were introduced in 1996. The percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped from 7% to 13% in just 9 years; food allergies skyrocketed , and disorders such as autism , reproductive disorders , digestive problems, and others are on the rise. ( Human studies show how genetically modified foods can leave material behind inside us , possibly causing long-term problems (care2). Having GMOs in our bodies can cause harm to the kidney , heart , liver and other organs. Can GMOs be labeled? The Government should expose GMOs to the public on how they manipulate crops and how mostly 90% of their food contains GMOs. Unfortunately , even though polls consistently show a significant majority of Americans want to know if keeping this information from the public (GMOs Facts). FDA said, “labeling is generally not necessary because the genetic modification does not materially change the food (Harmon). Farmers , foods and biotechnology companies and scientists say that labels might lead consumers to reject genetically modified food (Harmon). “ if companies think consumers objection are stupid and irrational , they should explain the

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