Genetically Engineered Foods
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This paper examines how genetically engineered food is food that is produced from genetically engineered crops or animals and how the process of genetic engineering occurs when genes from one organism are spliced into the DNA of another organism, creating a new organism that could no come to pass through traditional breeding methods. In particular, it looks at how, because GE foods can be produced in larger quantities and at lower costs than traditional foods, the trend to embrace them seems inevitable and how opponents of GE foods are pushing to ban them, arguing that these foods are dangerous to human health and to the environment.
From the Paper:"The argument that GE foods are potentially dangerous, that they may possibly be harmful in some unknown way at some unknown time cannot support the proposal to ban GE foods. For example, recent charges that a type of GE corn found in corn snacks could cause nausea and anaphylactic shock failed to provide the necessary evidence to support this accusation. No clinical case demonstrating such allergic reactions was ever reported. In addition, the quantity of this type of GE corn found in Taco Bell tacos was only one percent an amount too small to be of any consequence."
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