Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms whose DNA has been changed or tampered with by a process other than natural selection. A single gene may be transferred from one species to another.
GMOs provide various functions, including resistance to pests, diseases, and chemicals like herbicides. The purpose of genetically modifying certain crops is to boost their monetary worth.
Despite biotech industry assurances, no GMOs on the market have shown improved yield, better nutrition, drought tolerance, or any other advantage to consumers. GMOs’ long-term effects on human health are unclear.
There aren’t enough long-term feeding trials that can be trusted. Organic and non-GMO foods are becoming more popular with consumers throughout the globe.
Genetically engineered foods are only required to be labeled in 64 countries throughout the globe. All EU members, Australia and Japan, are included in this group.
Although GMOs are not required to be labeled in the United States or Canada, the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard will allow the United States to begin labeling select items (NBFDS).
In North America, genetically modified crops account for a large portion of the food supply. GMOs are typically found in processed sugar, maize, soy, and canola products. There is a considerable danger of genetically modified organisms in livestock, agricultural, and aquaculture goods.
Herbicide tolerance has been bred into over 80% of GMO crops, resulting in increased usage of harmful herbicides and their associated harm to the environment and human health. GMOs have been outlawed in several nations throughout the globe.
GMOs have been outlawed in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Poland, Denmark, Malta, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia the European Union. GMOs have not been banned in any other EU nations.
Algeria and Madagascar have outlawed genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Africa, while Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Bhutan, and Saudi Arabia have done the same in Asia.
GMOs have also been prohibited in the Americas by Belize, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. GMOs are not officially banned in the United States.