Health Risk and Environmental Impact of Today’s Food

Essay by JEST0109218College, UndergraduateA+, May 2012

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Health Risk and Environmental Impact of Today's Food

In today's food industry, a great deal of the produce in grocery stores is Genetically Modified (GM). Many people are unaware of the purpose, the environmental risk, and health risks that go along with production of GM foods products. GM food products started with good intentions to stop hunger across the globe, but the environmental risk and health risk outweighs the good that comes with the production of GM foods. One of the biggest health concerns with GM foods is the overexposure of antibiotics and many other medications. Resistant super viruses and super bacteria are the outcome of the overexposure of antibiotics and many other medications. The environmental risk will be detrimental to our planet if the production of GM food products continues. Without any minerals or vitamins left in the soil help nature with the production or reproduction of vegetation.

Production of GM foods, with the risk this product poses on our nations, needs to be halted before the issues spins out of control at an alarming rate with no way to stop it. The future of our nations are at stake and is in our hands, do you want a future where nations are disease stricken, land that is unable to produce viable vegetation, and wild life that is wiped out, without treatments or cures for diseases and a land bare of vegetation without wild life running free?

GM food products were established to help end hunger throughout our nations. Many feel that GM food products will aid with the world's continually expanding population and to end hunger. Since the number of people on earth keeps increasing (over 6 billion, and expected to double within 50 years), and the amount of land suitable for farming and raising livestock...