The Instigator
Yanellyayala
Pro (for)
The Contender
chrixlara
Con (against)

Genetically modified food should be labeled.

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Started: 3/21/2017 Category: Health
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Yanellyayala

Pro

Every one has the right to know what is in their food or how it was made. There are those who practice a certain religion or are vegans and vegetarians and need to know where their food came from and how it was made. Especially if GMOs use animal dna at times. Even if you are not any of those people named all of us have a right to know. All food should at least be labeled modified especially if it is harmful to one's health. Food should not be harmful but the reality is that some is and we should know. For the well being of everybody involved, genetically modified foods should be labeled. http://agbioforum.org...(source).....
chrixlara

Con

Industries, factories, and any other companies that manufacture GMO products could lose money and go out of business by consumers not buying their products (1). There are other individuals that cannot tell nor define what a GMO is and still consume items that are GMO and are perfectly fine. The way they see it, is food that gives them the energy that they need to do the tasks they need to do (1). It is understandable that there are people who "practice a certain religion or are vegans and vegetarians," but if they are not, then there does not necessarily need to be a label as it would only cause confusion to some who do not understand the term.
GMOs are neither healthy or unhealthy (2). There is no good evidence that supports unhealthiness within the food that can harm a person (2) (3), so therefore, adding a label would cause others to believe a terrible substance is in the product they might purchase and oppose buying, driving companies to lose major profit and go out of business.

Sources
(1) http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
(2) https://authoritynutrition.com...
(3) https://www.scientificamerican.com...
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