The GMO Deception A GMO is a genetically modified organism. A deception is the action of deceiving someone. This combined makes the book The GMO Deception. This book is written by more than forty different authors, scientifical activists against and for the uses of GMOs, biotech nets, and agricultural activists,etc.
We are currently living in the modern world and technology is just too fast that some people couldn 't catch up. It is not just about the gadgets and appliances that people use, it is also in the food the we eat. Foods nowadays are genetically modified so that they would be more resistant to disease, they would be more nutritious to eat, and sometimes for certain foods to be able to grow basically anytime and anywhere. Genetically modifying foods has been approved by the Food and the Drug Administration, however, there are certain recent studies where experts found out that foods that are genetically modified are actually harmful to the health, as well as the environment, but apparently, there has been an agreement regarding the genetically modified foods, and some are not too harmful, and these are the ones that can actually be eaten.
“Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings.” Jeremy Seifert certainly knows how to get viewers’ attention, as exemplified by the film blurb describing his 2013 documentary, GMO OMG. The frightening depiction of the food industry is one of many efforts to expose consumers of the twenty-first century to the powerful organizations that profit from national ignorance and lack of critical inquiry and involvement. Seifert effectively harnesses the elements of rhetoric throughout his phenomenal argument against remaining complacent about the food industry’s act of withholding of information about genetically modified organisms from
Monsanto, an American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, frightened consumers and activists located in the Midwest when they introduced genetically engineered sweet corn into the markets there. This small incident has, overtime, exploded into a controversy on the selling of transgenic food and has caused health, environmental, and consumer activists to speak out against it. Nowadays, it isn’t just the Midwestern markets that contain genetically modified foods. The use of GM foods, or foods that have been created from genetically modified organisms, has become prevalent around the United States and what has agitated people about these foods are the unknown affects they could have on consumers. Though, not everyone think these
In the article entitled Monsanto's Harvest of Fear, Donald L. Barley and James B. Steele demonstrate that Monsanto already dominates the United States food chain with their genetically modified seeds. They are currently targeting milk production which is just as scary as the corporation's legal battles against the small farmers. This situation leads to a history of toxic infections or diseases. There were many disagreements between Gary Rinehart and a stranger about the innovative seeds. They were under surveillance and an investigator came in the picture.
For years, the health and safety of genetically modified foods have been debated and researched by scientists, but the question still stands: should genetically modified foods be allowed for consumption? The process of genetic modification involves inserting a gene from bacteria or a virus into an organism where it would normally not be found. The purpose is to alter the genetic code in plants and animals to make them more productive or resistant to pests or farming techniques. Genetically modified organisms, more commonly known as GMOs, have been a controversial topic of debate for a number of reasons. The ethics behind genetically modified foods come into question due to an abundance of short and long-term effects from the process, many of which are still unknown today. It is unethical to genetically modify foods without proper government regulations and thorough research into the negative effects it poses upon human consumption and environmental health.
Ever since the Fast food controversy with the usage of pink slime American’s have attempted to fight against GMO’s to permanently discontinue the products productivity. Through many attempts, only regulations were placed on the products, or a seal of approval by the FDA. They tested that the food was harmless to people as long as it is not consumed on a daily basis. Although data has revealed that an average American will consume a GMO product every single day. GMO’s are strictly regulated or banned in multiple countries, yet the US still regularly processes them despite the bans for health reasons.
This has scientists wondering how healthy our food can be if we are mass producing by genetically and chemically altering our foods to grow faster to be then again chemically altered to be produced into something else. In the last three decades, the production and consumption of high fructose corn syrup has risen one thousand percent. This means that more sugar is in circulation in our foods which can cause type two diabetes if consumed at great amounts. Also, it has been recorded that about seventy percent of the United States’ antibiotics are consumed by the livestock which are fed with the genetically and chemically altered corn and crops produced in the nation which causes them to have more grams of saturated fat than normal grass fed livestock. This simply adds to the list of undermined health concerns about the production of
The corporate giant, Monsanto has in the past years, had way too much effect on the food business across the world. Monsanto advertises clean, healthy and safe food, but they are secretly poisoning human food sources using different pesticides and fertilizers that include threatening chemicals. They are known to abuse the livestock they tell us are raised in a happy environment. “These farms are not like the ones you grew up dreaming of owning, they are dark, cramped and dirty areas that are full of disease and suffering.”(Pollan) This corporation is able to get away with these acts because of the influence they have on politicians, governments, and the supreme food industry.
Although things such as the amount of GMO’s (genetically modified organism) in the food is worse today than it was in the turn of the twentieth century, the
The Second Agricultural Revolution began at the end of the 1700s with the inventions of the barbed wire fence, harvesting machines such as Cyrus McCormick’s reaper, and tractors. The ultimate success of this era was the reduction of human laborers needed to work on a farm. The Third Agricultural Revolution, beginning many years later in the late 1900s, was a phenomenal success in terms of growing economies in underdeveloped countries. The division of economic activities was eliminated, intensive machinery was improved, and the adoption of biotechnology greatly spurred on a new era of agriculture. With the new agricultural revolution on the rise, the split between organic farming and synthetic farming was at its highest. The world needs to answer
What do a tomato, soybean and a french fry have in common? They are all some of the most commonly genetically modified foods sold on the market today. By using the genetic information from one organism, and inserting or modifying it into another organism, scientists can make food crops stay fresher, grow bigger, and have the crops create their own pesticides. Nevertheless, the technology to modify genes has surpassed its practicality. Genetically modified foods need to be removed from everyday agriculture because of the threat they pose to human health, the environment, and the impact on global economy.
Desiree Nielsen, Registered Dietitian and Author of the book, “Un-Junk Your Diet” educates her clients on how to select healthy foods for their families and of course, themselves. However, genetically modified organism is the secret ingredient that aggravates her care goals. Nielsen claims that there evidence to suggest they might cause harm to humans and livestock over time. She thinks that the appropriate safety test for genetically modified food consist of running long-term trials contrasting a population who did not consume GMOs to one that did. Nielsen give her clients food/nutrient advice based on functional role in the human body and the risk versus benefit of consuming them.
It is a sad reality that the corporate giant Monsanto is a wolf in sheep 's clothing, causing not only harmful consequences to the environment but to the overall well being of mankind. This is primarily due to the production of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and the popular herbicide Roundup. Genetically modified organisms are the product of the process of transferring the DNA of one organism to that of an unrelated species. This process of horizontal gene transfer is sometimes mistaken with cross-breeding, which is a completely safe and natural process (Mercola). Moreover, in GM seeds pesticides are often injected into the DNA of the seed so that the pesticides do not have to be sprayed.
The labelling of genetically modified foods is seen as wholesome common sense, and it should be required to have the information on the back of every product. People have been manipulating the genetic makeup of plants for numerous generations using the process of traditional cross breeding. Genetically modified crops have been traded, grown and consumed around the world, including Australia since 1996. The progress and advancement in this field has impacted the way we view the deeper issues of this technology. While genetic engineering crop property has been gradually increasing, so have concerns, in that producing and eating genetically modified foods may pose unexpected environmental and health hazards.