Sunday, March 6, 2016
Visual against genetically modified foods
Summary: This image by Dave Granlund depicts a couple who's shopping for foods and they notice that most foods are genetically modified. Granlund further describes the idea that if labeling were to occur, most foods in supermarkets are noted as genetically modified.
Analysis: Granlund represents irony in this visual because in today's society labeling is not a requirement to Genetically modified food. What he is trying to prove is that even though the labeling of genetically modified isn't occurring at the moment that if it were, an excessive amount of foods at the local markets would be labeled. He wants his audience to understand that indeed most of the foods they eat are genetically modified. When he makes the woman ironically say "Would be easier to label the few items that haven't been modified" he creates the sense that today only a bit of foods remain normal while the rest are modified. The controversy comes in mind that many people want genetically modified foods labeled in order to know what they are eating, but the problem is that most items in stores are already genetically modified and the consumers do not know. Yet, what difference does it make to label if it's evident that most food in today's society is genetically modified as Granlund represents thoroughly his point against genetically modified foods.
Granlund, Dave. "GMO Food Label Laws." Cagle Post RSS. Cagle Post RSS, 29 Aug. 2013. Web. 04 Mar. 2016. <http://www.cagle.com/2013/08/gmo-food-label-laws/>.