Genetically Modified Foods : The Land Of The Free Essay

1867 Words Jul 13th, 2015 8 Pages
Genetically Modified Foods Modifying American Freedom
“America: land of the free.” What does this freedom really mean though? Some Americans have taken advantage of their freedom of speech, to allow them to advertise for their companies, some use their freedom to create foods for the public, and others simply claim their freedom to eat what they please. In recent years, this has become less about what the body needs to maintain health and more about convenience and saving a couple of dollars. America, in its early years, struggled to create a solid foundation, battling to become independent, battling for land, and for the evolution of technology. Americans were once known for hard work, bringing up a new nation from the dust, and creating something magnificent. Over the past 50-60 years the country has taken a devastating U-turn, heading into an age of lethargy, ultimately leading to the alarming levels of obesity and disease. America is so far deep into this crisis that the general public is actually uniformed that the extensive consumption of foods that have been genetically modified is the main cause for all of the obesity and disease throughout the country. Food is essential, every human being requires nourishment to survive. This fact is often overlooked when at a Burger King drive-through. The vast majority of the population of this country has forgotten that we eat to live, rather than “because it tastes good”. In 2012, a study was conducted that showed that, on…

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