Genetically Modified Foods
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This paper discusses the ongoing debate over genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) foods, which includes such issues as labeling, GM free stores and federal regulations. The paper first explains that GM or GE foods are defined as crop plants created for human or animal consumption using the latest molecular biology techniques. The paper then relates that, despite FDA approval, opponents of GM foods can be found worldwide and their opposition concerns issues such as environmental violation, contamination of non-GM crops, harm to wildlife, and health hazards. Next, the paper looks and how those in favor of GM and GE foods point out the benefits of these foods, such as an increase in crop yield, an improvement in nutritional quality, economic growth, environmental protection, food for world poor, and health enhancement. The paper contends that it is important to educate consumers about these foods since it appears that their production will continue.
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