Opposing Views Of Genetically Modified Foods (GMF)

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The Genetically Modified Foods (GMF)
Most people make food decisions depends on their health interest. Genetically modified foods are those that have undergone genetic modification through the introduction of an organism to their system to make it more stable against pests. A genetically modified organism is a practice that results in genetically modified foods. The process is intended to create a drought resistant, high yield, pest resistant, and high-quality crop. However, there are many conflicting arguments based on the perspective view regarding genetically modified foods. Some views appear to oppose the idea of genetically modified foods with health matters. All the opinions and arguments are related to the production and the support of the practice. In this project, I analyze the problems with the FDA policy regarding GMF through different stakeholder perspectives. These stakeholders include the FDA, which created and enforces the policy. Consumers are also stakeholders in the different ways they view different types of food. The additional stakeholder I discuss is the USDA as they are responsible for labels …show more content…

Genetically produced foods can be dated back to the mid-1990s where the FDA approved a series of genetically modified fruits. The practice involved introduction of micro-organism through biotechnology to a plant of the same class to enhance its resistance to pest and drought (225-231). The activity was believed to bring a significant impact on the shortage of food production issues in the current times. According to FDA, the practice would enhance food production to support the growing world population. The base of genetically modified foods was that the crops are made pest resistant as well as increase yields. All these processes were done through genetic engineering in the laboratories as stated by Forbes (“GMO Food Debate In The National

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