Genetically modified food is a subject matter that most people do not know about or if they know something they are not clear. There are concerns about the handling of information of GMF, health problems, and the environment. Genetically modified food is not safe for people and there should be more research about it because genetically modified food is a dubitable science. It is normal consuming food that has been injected to grow? GMF is a scientific method to manipulate the DNA of an organism making it stronger to herbicides, rain, and time (“What Exactly Is a GMO? How Do You Make One?”, 2018) Genetic engineers can also add minerals and vitamins to food. Everybody is amazed with all science is making possible nowadays in a short period, but everything has repercussions and people should look at the effects of this science in long term. In 1994 The first GMO products arrived at the market as tomatoes approved by the FDA; by that time, it was ineffective because people could not see the alteration of DNA in food with good eyes.
“We are what we eat” This is a popular saying that people have said and have heard, but they actually do not know what they are eating, and they should. The vague research about GMF is alarming because people are consuming modified food unknowing even what that means. It is not usual seeing a segment in the news where experts are providing information to the viewers to inform them about what is happening with the food, nor the radio, nor the newspaper, nor social media. People might see the labels on the products at the market, and even so the GMF is not well explained in all its context. Some of the modified foods that are available in the market include eggplant, soybean, bananas, potatoes, cotton, tomatoes, canola, corn, strawberries, lettuce, cantaloupe, carrots etc. (Bawa & Anilakumar, 2018) People have no option they are eating GMF either way even if they buy groceries that says “NON-GMO”. Corn is a vegetable that almost all food contains, and it is modified. They have the right to know what they are eating because all that people are consuming is related to their health.
It is not normal nor safe consuming modified food. Nowadays people put oranges in the counter of their kitchen and the oranges will be intact two weeks later, they will have the same color and the same aspect. GMF is affecting the process of rotting and that sounds good because GMF can make food last longer; but if GMF is making the food resistant to bacteria what happen when people eat GMF? Does the digestion process is longer? Are the herbicides affecting us? All that people consumes has an effect in their health and there is a believe that if GMF is manipulating the DNA food to make them stronger against bacteria, those food can cause diseases which could be immune to certain medicaments such as antibiotics.