Compare and Contrast 11/18/13
Compare and Contrast
GMO's: Good or Bad?
"And...they're [GMO's] curing cancer?!". In the "Nine Things You Should Know About Genetically Modified Organisms" article, the author Melissa Leon, tells the reader the pros of Genetically Modified Organisms, GMO's, and how they can benefit humanity in the near future. In the film Food Inc., the director, Robert Kenner, wants to show the viewers the truth about what is really in their food and where it actually comes from. In its debate of peoples health, success of enhancing food, and customer satistfaction, the "Nine Things" article is more effective than Food Inc. because the article tells readers what they want to hear unlike the film that shows viewers images they do not want to see.
The article "Nine things" tells the reader that Genetically Modified Organisms are healthy to consume. It states "genetically altered foods have largely beend deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association"(Pg# 3). Consumers may be worried that brands such as Tyson are putting harmful chemicals in their food but there's really nothing to worry about. According to the article "Whole Foods jus made history by becoming the first U.S. retailer to require labeling of any foods containing genetically modified content"(page #1). This helps the consumers health as well because it allows them to know what exactly is in the product they want to purchase and if they are allergic to anything in the product.
In the film Food Inc. the director, Robert Kenner decided to have a mother, Barbara Kowalcyk, tell her story to the audience about the son she had lost due to an E-coli outbreak. Mrs. Kowalcyk tells the viewers that her son was diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome through a burger he ate that had been contaminated with E. Coli. She...
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