AIU Arguments On The Genetically Modified Organism Food Labeling

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  • Research the arguments made by opponents and advocates of GMO products as they relate to consumer food product labeling in the United States.
  • Discuss the key issues raised by the parties who want warning labels on GMO consumer food products and the arguments made by the parties who do not these products labeled in this way.

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is a plant, animal, or other organism that has had its genetic makeup modified using engineering or transgenic technology. This change process creates combinations of bacterial, viral, plant, and animal genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. Although the process for creating GMOs was developed in the 1980s, the American public was widely unaware of the introduction of GMO foodstuffs until the 2000s. Much has been written on the topic of GMOs by both opponents and advocates of the industry that produces them.

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