Organism (GMO) to combat high rates of obesity and overweight in the region(Severi et al., 2014). In Chile, the prevalence of obesity among children under the age of four is about 20%. Among pregnant women, obesity has increased from 12.9% to 32.7% between the year 1987 and 2000(Severi et al., 2014). Currently, Chile is the leading country in Latin America with the highest number of children with obesity. About 10% of all children have obesity in Chile and one in ten deaths of the general population in the country is either caused by obesity or associated to it(Severi et al., 2014). Due to these facts, the Government of Chile enacted a Law on Food Labeling and Advertising in order to give people enough insights when purchasing GMO foods to decrease rates of obesity in the region(Godfrey, 2014).
ASSESSMENT TWO 3 Participatory evaluation of the law involves all stakeholders who include the government, all citizens, schools, public and private companies associated with GMO production and businessmen including retailers and whole sellers (Ramerez, Sternsdor ff , & Pastor, 2016). The role of the government is to implement the law by making all the companies to label all GMO foodstuff as genetically modified in order to make consumers accept the risks associated with such products while purchasing (Ramerez et al, 2016). In addition, the government prohibits
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- Winter '16
- Bill Oyieke
- Nutrition, Genetically modified organism, morbid obesity, Golden rice