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Problem:

Scientists are injecting animal DNA, bacterias and viruses to plant cells with the purpose of creating hybrid seeds. This is done to create a product that can grow bigger, last longer and survive extreme conditions. Not only do these types of foods can create allergic reactions, but they have been linked to some types of cancer, degenerative diseases, viral and bacterial illnesses, super viruses, and birth defects; also, they lower nutrition. Furthermore, they cause environmental impact like toxicity to the soil, super weeds, soil sterility, and genetic pollution.

Solution:
Proper Labeling Consumers should be educated on how to read produce labels properly in order for them to be aware of the way in which those products were cultivated. When non-labeled genetically modified products reach supermarkets there is no way for the consumer to know what genes where added to them, and if they might be harmful in any way. There are several campaigns focused on demanding the FDA to require the GMO to be labeled properly. Kitchen Gardens We can actively promote the education on how to grow and build kitchen gardens, in backyards or even on rooftops. Ensuring that people learn how to grow their own produce can guarantee that they are unaltered; therefore, warranting their family a healthy meal and making the products cost efficient. Farmers would not need to mass produce crops; instead, they can focus on the quality of their product. Media Publicity Mass media education on the effects on genetically modified food.

Summary:
Genetically Modified products have been reaching American homes since 1997 in most of the processed foods people consume every day, but few consumers are aware of this. The vast majority of these products are injected with bacteria, viruses, animal DNA and even pesticides to ensure they are more resistant to harmful conditions, or to decrease their cultivation time. In present days, USA produces about 68% of the GMO crops in the world, but there is no required regulation for those harvests. They reach sale points unidentified as GMO; as a result, you buy them thinking they are natural. In order for us to be able to make a thorough decision at the moment of choosing the food we consume, we need to know what ingredients are present in them. When those products are not properly labeled we take the risk of eating something that might have been injected with proteins or agents to which we might be allergic or that can cause us a serious illness.

Conclusion:
How can you assure your family of the purity of the food you are consuming, when the reality is that you cannot be sure of that anymore? They might try to convince us that there is nothing wrong with GMO products, if that is the truth why not label them. What are they trying to hide? People need information so they can make a well thought decision. When that information is not available they are at risk of taking a frivolous one; hence, putting their health in danger. It is time to ask for solutions to this problem. We propose that GMO products need to be labeled informing us not only that they have been modified, but also of what is in them. The requirement of labeling in GMO foods assure you that what you are buying, and eating has not been tampered with in an irresponsible way. Secondly, with the use of kitchen gardens people will have no doubt of the wholesomeness of the produce they cultivate; moreover, they help the economy, and keep our planet healthy. Finally, promote education using media. With so many ways of communication available to us, why not use them? Start or be part of a campaign that ensures people are aware of the effects of genetically modified food. There is so much that can be done, but it is responsibility of us all. Take action and raise awareness now!

We are extremely grateful for the help and support that we have received from: Suiza Dairy
Vanessa Pellot Mireya Dominguez Jannette Hernndez Wilfredo Rodrguez Mariangely Pepn Alexander Guzman Richard Kinch Diolinete Gerena

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