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If you live in the
US and eat commonly found food, you are most likely consuming foods
that are genetically modified (GM), whether you like it or not. If
you never have wondered where the origin of the food you choose to
consume on a daily basis, it is time to start understanding how
important knowing where your food comes from. “GMOs or genetically
modified organisms is a new version of a plant or animal that is
created by altering genes using biotechnology?”(What
Is a GMO?). Most of the food found in grocery stores today in America
are GE or genetically engineered. People’s knowledge of the safety of
GMOS is commonly misconceived because the FDA makes statements that
GMOs are not a threat to health, and that it is perfectly OK to
intake food that artificially altered.
This is where the
corruption of knowledge occurs because the FDA leaves the safety
testing up to same companies that creates GMOs, these companies
create tests that hide the true facts of the dangers, in order gain
profit from consumers. Independently done 3rd party research that is
not endorsed by these greedy and corrupt companies, will confirm that
food found with GMOs are not even nearly as safe as certified organic
food. Organic food is food that has been produced in an organic
method that uses organic fertilizers, non toxic herbicides, proper
soil planting, and do not use GMOs. Organic food will also provide
more nutrition than GM foods, which is crucial due to the lack of
nutrients in today average person.

GMOs have been
proven to cause cancer, harm the environment, and induce multiple
other health problems? (The
Truth About GMOs). Getting rid of of GMOs would create an
environment that is more pure and more safe for our children, without
having to worry about the quality of food you are eating. Powerful
corporations that profit off of GMOs will make banning GMOs not
possible any time soon. At the very least labeling of GMO products
should be a requirement in America so that consumers may have the
freedom to choose if they want genetically made food or not.

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GMOs cause
endangerment on a variety of levels, with our environment, food
stability, and biosphere system. GM crops are usually sprayed with
excessive amounts of poisonous herbicide that can drastically pollute
land, clean water and can contaminate our food. GMOs are also unsafe
due to the FDA not being the one handling the safety studies on
genetically modified food. The FDA leaves it up to companies that
produce them to determine if the food is safe for you. The companies
that make the study results desire to make as much money as much
money possible, so the have created biased study results that show no
signs of any potential dangers in GMOs. Animal research on GMOs that
are done independently and are not associated to these corrupt
companies will state major health risks caused by GMOs. These major
health risks include organ changes infertility, immune system
problems, very large tumors, and gastrointestinal problems.

People who are
content with eating food that can cause all of these major health
risks, approve of genetic modification of the food supply. The only
people really benefiting from genetically modified foods are the
companies that make them due to the revenue they receive. “They
aren’t disclosing their studies to consumers who just want to know
what they are eating, then there must be something worth
hiding”(Going against GMO). It is crucial to begin labeling GMOs as
not enough people, particularly in the United States, are
knowledgeable about the danger of GMOs. Hopefully, if people
understood how many dangerous GMOs they are consuming, the banning of
GMOs in America would begin. It is not uncommon to find laws banning
the use of these types of dangerous foods. In reality, over 64
countries in the world have banned the use of GMOs. There is not a
honest reason that GMOs should not be banned, or very least, labeled.
Labeling GMOs would make consumers that are avoiding products that
contain GMOs feel more confident in their food purchases and have a
normal bystander understand what they are purchasing.

Corporations are
against labeling of GMOs, because labeling products to show they
contain GMOs would make products with GMOs less appealing to buy.
Which would make corporations lose money, so do what they can to push
any law that is in favor of labeling away. There is an argument that
without using biotechnology, there would not be enough food to feed
everyone. Today, we produce as much food to feed 14 billion people,
for a population of 7 billion. This shows us not only are we
producing more than enough food, but we are being wasteful in the
delivery of food to everyone, as people are starving with plenty of
food being grown globally. The production rate of non-genetically
engineered crops in countries around Western Europe is just as
effective as the farming in the United states with genetically
engineered crops. Studies in parts of Africa will show that using
traditional techniques increased production of labor 30% more than
the orginal method of genetically engineering crops.
The largest seed
corporation in the world that creates, sells, and distributes,
genetically modified seeds is company called, Monsanto. Monsanto
produces GM seeds that resist herbicides and weed killers, by using
biotechnology to implant the herbicides within the DNA of the seed.
After the seeds are planted and grown, the food is therefore
genetically modified. There are many unusual factors about how
Monsanto runs their company. To start, they are the same company that
create the toxic product of agent orange used in the Vietnam war to
dissolve the enemy. They also require every farmer to sign a strict
detailed contract stating that they must re-purchase new seeds after
a year. It is apparent that Monsanto’s intention is to just make
money off of making farmers buy seeds annually even if they don’t
need them. This is where corruption is even more clear as citizens
that try to proactively take action against GMO’s by developing
laws to label them end up getting shut down by lobbyists that
Monsanto pays off. Monsanto spends an average of six billion dollars
on lobbying every year. If GMO’s are as safe as Monsanto and other
corporations similar to them say they are, then why is there so much
push from them in order to keep us uninformed of their dangerous
products.

As an individual,
you can join the fight and help end GMOs. Consumer choice can be the
most effective way to reduce the production of GMOs. Even though it
is difficult to avoid GMOs, they best way is to buy USDA Organic food
or at least food labeled with the Non-GMO project verification.
Educating friends and family that are not aware of the dangers GMOs
and how much of it they are intaking on a daily basis can promote
getting the word out as well. There is enough obvious evidence on
GMO’s that show the harm they cause to the people and environment.
It can be overwhelming to think about the corruption of our
government and big businesses that only revolve around making a
profit, while destroying our planet. If we cannot trust our
government to protect us against foods that prove they cause
catastrophic health risks, then we must depend on ourselves to be
knowledgeable and aware. One day the United States will join the 50
other countries that have made it either made it mandatory to label
GM foods, or have already banned them entirely. Labeling products
would cause no inconvenience for anyone but the companies that
deserve to lose money for what they’re selling. Until GMO’s are
banned and we explore alternative options to growing mass amounts of
crops in a healthy way, then genetic modification will continue to
dominate the American food industry and destroy our health as a
nation.  

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