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Labeling food that contains GMOs

What is the process of making GMO's and how is it different from growth hormones? How does technology relate to the labeling of GMO's? What is the percentage of GMO in food that mandates it to be labled as containing GMO?

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Genetically modified organisms are produced by direct manipulation of the organism's genome. New DNA may be inserted in the host genome by isolating and copying genetic material by using molecular cloning. Genes may be removed by using a nuclease. Those organisms that are produced by using genetic engineering are called genetically modified organisms (a). In comparison, growth hormone is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, regeneration, and cell reproduction. Specifically growth hormone is a 191 amino acid, single chain polypeptide that is synthesized by somatotropic cell in the anterior pituitary gland. The side effects of the human growth hormone include liver damage, thyroid damage, water retention, low blood sugar, excessive hair growth, and heart enlargement.

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There are several activists that want a complete ban on genetically modified organisms. There are some that advocate compulsory labeling. The firms that make food containing ...

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Information requirement on labels of genetically modified organisms is discussed step-by-step in this solution. The response also has the sources used.

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