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A Push for Acceptance of Genetically Modified Foods

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When I was a kid, I didn’t care to much about what I ate as long as it tasted good! In fact, I used to ride my bike to the corner store with my cousins on hot summer days to pick up juice, ice cream and gummy bears. Well, needless to say, times have changed. In the last few weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved three new genetically modified foods: alfalfa, sugar beets and salmon. Genetically modified salmon will be the first GMO animal product to be sold in the United States. As we all know, the USDA and FDA do not require the labeling of genetically modified foods. Why do they do this? They do this because they know people are leery of GMO foods and the labeling of these products would negatively effect sales. Currently, foods containing more than 0.9 percent G.M.O.’s must be labeled in Europe. In fact, Europe has strict bans on almost all GMO products. So, why is the United States so accepting of G.M.O’s?