Thursday, February 18, 2016

Journal Four - Randi Goney
      I would definitely recommend the film GMO OMG to anyone wanting to learn more on the topic of GMOs. I do think the film is biased to the side that GMOs are a bad thing considering the facts and statistics Jeremy Seifert uses. Statistics such as 80% of all processed food in the United States contains GMOs. Not only that, but 85% of all corn grain grown in the United States contains GMOs as well. So not only is the processed food we eat almost all GMOS, but even vegetables that most people would think are organic contain GMOs as well.
      The film contains other sources of bias with the people Jeremy talks to. When he asks people on the street what they know about GMOs, all the people he shows say they know nothing about them. After the first day of watching the film, I also asked a few people what they knew about GMOs. Although most of the people I talked to did not know what GMO stood for right away, once I told them they were able to recall more information. One of my friends learned from a previous class that GMOs are labeled in multiple countries across the globe and also that other countries believe them to be very harmful. Countries such as Haiti especially. When Monsanto tried giving GMO seeds to the people there, they outrageously refused. Some believed the seeds were "a gift to kill you". 
     Other statistics showed that many and most Americans want GMOs labeled here in the United States. I personally agree with this, but with the massive amount of GMOs already in the food we eat daily would a label stop us from eating it? Humans need food to survive and so a little label will not do much in stopping people from consuming GMOs. 
Even if GMOs were labeled all over the United States, would this
change what American citizens choose to buy and eat?

1 comment:

  1. I agree that the film was heavily biased against GMO's, and I think you make a good point in your last paragraph. It raises the question of whether a label would even help consumers decide what food to eat. Maybe a pamphlet should be distributed to the public along with labeling, so that the consumer can educate them self before deciding what they want to put into their body?


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