Persuasive Essay On Gmo Labeling

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Everyday people are eating genetically modified organisms and don’t even realize it! There are many people that have absolutely no knowledge of what GMO’s are. The United States needs to pass a federal law requiring the labeling of all genetically modified foods in the country. There are over 60 countries around the world that require the labeling of GMO’s, so why isn’t America doing the same? As consumers, we have the right to know what we’re eating and feeding our families. According to the World Health Organization, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. The United States is the world leader in genetically engineered crop production, with 165 million acres, or nearly half of global production. Currently in the United States, approximately 85% of all processed foods contain GMOs ( Labeling is about empowering people towards informed decision making, so what 's bad about it? Despite being at the frontiers of cutting edge research & development the United States…show more content…
We are not only killing ourselves but our planet too. With the creation of these modified foods and pesticides there is an emergence of new super bugs and super weeds which is threatening our crops and foods. Our farmers are having to increase they’re uses of pesticides and could potentially have to create an even stronger pesticide adding to the problem. In a study conducted in Japan it was proven that there is no way to keep the GM plant from cross contaminating our organic farms and plants. If we can’t keep up our crops healthy and clean we are eventually going to kill ourselves off and kill off our whole planet. We are already half way there with all the other chemicals we are putting into our air and environment we are forcing the other organisms on our planet to adapt and become stronger in order to
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