Analysis of Whether Genetically Modified (GM) Foods should be Labeled

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Analysis of Whether Genetically Modified (GM) Foods should be Labeled
Introduction
Genetically modified food has become a fact of life in the new millineum for several reasons. The most frequently cited reason for the growth of genetically modified food is that the food supply cannot possibly keep up with the rate of population growth around the world. In other words, since “hunger is due to a gap between food production and human population density or growth rate . . . [and] genetic engineering is the only or best way to increase agricultural production and thus meet future food needs.” (Altieri and Rosset 1999). A larger question is how to accomplish this task without harming the environment.
Since genetically modified food sources seem...
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.....h a lot of assistance from consumer groups and government oversight to keep everyone honest.
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D’Amico, Esther. “Non-GMO Food Project Starts Third-party Auditing Program.” Chemical Week. 19 January 2009.
Rauch, Jonathon. “Will Frankenfood Save the Planet?” The Atlantic. October 2003. <http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/2003/10/rauch.htm>. Retrieved July 24, 2010.
Yong, Goh Shih. GM Food Labeling is About Choice, Not Food Safety. The Straits Times (Singapore). 25 June 2010.