What are Genetically Modified Foods?Removal of genes fromone organismand transferal to anotherLaboratory crops alteredto enhance desired traitsGenetic engineeringrapidly and accuratelycreates plant with exacttraitBacterial CarriersGene SplicingViral Carriers
Benefits• Improve nutritional value• Disease resistance• Tolerance to changes in weather
Disadvantages• Allergies• Harm to animals• Increased Price
To label or not to label?Argument to label: Not to label:People have a right to Too costlyknow-avoidance ofanimal DNA Alarming Allergies not anPrevents Allergic issueReactions
Not to label!Adding labels will increase cost of item-separatemachineryLabeling will alarm people or damage public trust if notsimple enough to understand, and if public not wellenough educated- foods will not be boughtThe argument for labeling is allergies. GM foods arentlabeled now, when they are, why would allergies be moreof an issue than currently?
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