Gmo Labeling

Topics: Genetically modified food, Genetically modified organism, Genetic engineering Pages: 2 (719 words) Published: December 20, 2012
“It so hard to see your son begging for water, not asking, begging. And you can’t do anything about it because it will make his situation worse,” tears flow like a river from her eyes, she had difficulty sharing. She added, “despite those sacrifices, he still said goodbye to us.” Hearing the mother telling how her child died made my heart twitched. “It’s so hard to believe that within three days my son died because of eating a hamburger,” she said. After her son died, she went through many processes to make certain that his son will not die in vain. After months, Kevin’s bill, a proposal initiated by Kevin’s mom to label Genetically-Modified Food (GMO), was rejected. Even with lots of effort of people to make certain it pass and despite of the strong reasons stated, the Congress still vetoed it.

“The main reason we don’t want GMO to be labeled is because we are afraid people might become afraid to buy,” the Food and Drug Administration reasoned.
Hearing those words from the people who is suppose to be protecting us made me angry. How can someone like that exist? Treating people’s lives unimportant and making profits their top priority. People are dying because of lack of information, yet, they are thinking of money.

Additionally, it has been proven that The Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act will have no cost impact on consumers or food producers. It simply adds a label to genetically engineered food. Companies change their labeling all the time. They argued that people will be afraid to buy. But if you view it as a consumer, you will see that they already know that the food they eat has GMO and not proven to be safe, yet, they still buy it. Thus, this argument is not convincing.

I strongly believe that GMO should be labeled. Refusing to pass Kevin’s law is like a murder.
The main reason we want them labeled is that we see enough independent data to suggest possible health risks. Unlike the strict safety evaluations required...
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