Genetically an ethical obligation as a health provider

Genetically Modified FoodsThe greatest problem facing society is genetically modified foods. Genetically Modified Foods should  be labeled as such  because we do not know the possible effects that gmos pose to your health. Robert gould, MD, an associate professor at the University of San Francisco Department of Obstetrics weighed in on the growing concern of the safety of Gmo foods. Doctor gould describes how Gmo foods could potentially introduce genetic material to the cells of the body that could have adverse health effects , such as antibiotic resistance. Unlabeled Gmo foods also pose as an obstacle to physicians, who cannot provide proper and factual  information to decisively  answer questions concerning possible food allergenicity and side effects of gm foods. “As much as patients have a right to know what is in their food, physicians also need to know what their patients are eating”, said (Gould) president of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Physicians for social responsibility,which also endorses GMO labeling. Without proper labeling on Gmo foods, Physicians are unable to effectively provide the answers and potential health hazards they impose, Furthermore Gould talks about how there is an ethical obligation as a health provider to give people full information. Supporters of Gmo  labeling argue that it is a consumer “right” to know , while opponents say that the labeling would be an “alarmist” since there is no conclusive evidence of the health risks associated with Gmo foods. Genetically Modified Organisms that have been treated with pesticides constantly evolve and change to  develop new resistances against pesticides making a increase  in the use of pesticides. The University of California San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) has extensively reviewed the reproductive health impacts of pesticide exposure on pregnant women and children, finding that exposure to certain pesticides have been linked in human studies to childhood leukemia,neurological and other adverse developmental effects (Gould). This fact from the study done by the University of California  San Francisco concluded the effects that gmos impose on the public health and the well being of pregnant women. And is also another reason why Genetically Modified Foods should be labeled as  they impose a danger to your health