Genetically Engineered Foods
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Despite only being around for the last ten years, genetically engineered crops account for more than two-thirds of all crops in the United States. This paper provides a brief explanation of what GM foods are. It then discusses the reason GM foods have become so popular is so short a time, the main reason being the monetary value linked to patenting GM crops. Finally, the paper discusses the adverse effects of using GM foods, including the fact that the U.S. government does not fund any research into the health effects of GM food.
From the Paper:"The Nobel Prize-winning chemist Robert F. Curl proclaimed the 20th century was "the century of physics and chemistry, but it is clear that the next century will be the century of biology" (Rifkin). Welcome to the age of biotechnology and genetic engineering. From cloning, to synthesized human insulin, to industrial alcohols like ethanol and methane, genetic engineering can already be seen in many aspects of life (Moody). It has especially made a huge impact on this food industry in the form of genetically modified crops. Despite only being around for the last ten years, genetically engineered crops account for more than two-thirds of all crops in the United States. This includes 60% of cotton crops, 63% of soybeans, and over 65% of corn (Moody). These numbers are staggering considering the time they have been around, and the sparse research done on their effects."
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