October 20, 2011
GMO Food is not the Future
The average American consumes over ten pounds of chemical food additives per year. The ways food products are made now are frightening. Do you really know what you are eating? The American way of eating has changed over the last 50 years. Envision an entire family sitting down at the dinner table eating a home cooked meal with etiquette and appreciation for the meal. Conversely, that is for the most part extremely different in today’s age. Generally, families rarely have family dinners or meals together anymore. The advancement of technology in society has led to major changes in making of food. The creation of “fast food”, for instance is why fattier foods are cheaper than high priced “organic foods”. Farming today has been strictly governed by the U.S.-based multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation “Monsanto”. They produced roughly 90% of the engineer or Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seeds that grow across America (Montone). Genetically Modified farming in the United States produces food that is unhealthy in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and consumers. Farming is a major marquee resource in the United States. In today’s society, farming has been progressed in technology. “The genetic engineering of plants and animals is looming as one of the greatest and most intractable environmental challenges of the 21st Century (Knudsen)”. Today nearly all non-organic and/or factory farming has been through an assembly process. The faster the farmer can grow it, the easiest it is to make his/her money. Farmers use the latest technology to cultivate plants and animals. Already, this technology has occupied our grocery stores and in our kitchen pantries by essentially changing some of our most important staple food crops. Genetic engineered food is everywhere. It is in a lot of ingredient-based foods. Sometimes...