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2014.09.06 Saturday

#130 GM food

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    こんにちは!
    今年は夏らしい“カラッ晴れ”とした天気を見ないまま、秋になりそうですね。

    去年の秋も同じようなことを書いたような気がしますが
    秋は、何を始めるにも良い季節だと思います!
    WILLで「発信する英会話」を始めてみませんか?き

    それでは、essayを紹介させていただきます。

    "GM food"


    We have already been eating a lot of GM food in fact. Japan is importing huge amounts of GM-foods from overseas every year.

    I regarded Japanese people as too nervous to take risks with unknown things, however I found Japanese government to be fearless.

    The EU takes a precautionary approach, therefore they strictly regulate GM-food, as there is a possibility it could harm the population’s health and the environment by consuming it.

    On the other hand, Japan regulates GM-food so loosely.
    - These foods are obliged to be labeled saying whether the product is a GM food or not, soy bean, potato, corn, rapeseed, cottonseed, alfalfa, sugar beet, papaya.
    - These cases are not obliged to label whether it includes GM-food or not.
     1. Using obliged food only to feed farm animals and farm raised fish.
     2. Including obliged food not as a main ingredient. (Only 3 ingredients are considered to be “main”.)
     3. The GM-foods detected in products must be less than 5% of its weight.

    I think this system is just perfectly duty-free. I wonder why mass-media never tells us about this crazy fact.
    If we want to avoid eating such worrying foods, then we can’t even choose to live in Japan.

    教師より
    It is true that nowadays we don’t really know what we’re eating every day.
    It is very worrying to know how little food companies tell us.

    However, as things are similar all over the world, I can’t see any good solution. I hope one is discovered soon.

    Very well-written!
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