The Pros And Cons Of GMO Labeling

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Should GMOs require labeling?
Imagine living in a world where you don’t know what is really in your food which disenables you from knowing if you are consuming potentially harmful chemicals. This is the world we are currently living in. Foods containing GMOs are all around us and are very difficult to avoid consuming, seeing as they don’t require labeling. This prevents a consumer from making educated decisions about what goes into their bodies because they don’t know if the foods they are consuming on a daily basis are genetically engineered or not. Many of you may be wondering what GMO stands for, well it means a genetically modified organism. These foods have seeds which are genetically changed in a laboratory to be made bigger, more pest …show more content…

In fact, over 80% of foods in the United States contain GMOs (“Worrall”). A recent study shows that material may be left inside our body from genetically modified foods that can later result in health issues. In 1996, GMOs were first introduced into our society. The aftermath of the release of GMOs came many years after, “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”(Smith). A recent study by Dr. Seneff suggests the toxic herbicide Roundup which contains the active ingredient glyphosate is very harmful to human health. Glyphosate is used on genetically engineered (GE) crops and is linked to various cases of autism, obesity, allergies, cardiovascular disease, cancer and many more chronic illnesses. Dr. Seneff says that glyphosate may be, "the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies"(“The Horrific Truth”). There is so much evidence that suggests GMOs may be the reason for many chronic illnesses, but the question is if there is so much evidence against GMOs why we are still consuming

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