GMO

Did you know that most of the food you eat are genetically modified food? About most of today’s processed food contains genetically modified organisms, known as GMO. A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology. Many of today’s food had be genetically modified and and are making good money. Thomas Hemphill stated that, “The Grocery Manufacturers Association, an industry group representing over 300 major food, beverage, and consumer product companies, reports that 70-80 percent of the processed foods that American consumers eat today contain plants that have been genetically engineered.”  Most soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets, papaya, some zucchini and yellow squash are genetically modified. Products such as oil, corn syrup, and sugar are created from these crops and added to processed foods. This explains why the percentage rate for GMO in fast food are high because it’s added to processed food.. So are GMO safe for us and the environment? Actually, it has not been clarified by the food administration, the Food Administration does not test for genetically modified organism. Instead, the biotech companies that are trying to make profit of their crops do their own safety assessments, that only the FDA examinate..  The biotech companies that makes genetically modified food, shows results that GMO are not harmful because they want to make profit of their product.. However, there were animal tested  with negative results from GMO that include  organ damage and immune system problems. It is also not save for the environment. The problem is that our food supplies are not being tested or studied for health nutritions. At the very least, we should have these foods labeled. If the biotechs food are safe then why not label them? Basically, the only people benefiting from genetically modified foods are the companies that make them. If they aren’t disclosing their studies to consumers who just want to know what is in their food, then they are being a bit sketchy. Genetically modified food should be labeled  therefore, we have to rights to know what is in our food. Site. https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Mandatory+food+labeling+for+GMOs.-a0398627605 https://www.downtoearth.org/label-gmos/gmo-foods-should-be-labeledhttps://www.nongmoproject.org/gmo-facts/what-is-gmo/