Genetically Modified Food SEAN CALLAHAN http://3.bp.blogspot.com/Uu4N0Si5Bd8/TteRs5No0vI/AAAAAAAABK0/KAE5NjYA3uM/s1600/Funny+Phot oshop+Art+Banana+Fish+Humor.JPG What is it? -Altering the genes of a particular species by putting in genes of a different species into the original. *arctic flounder->tomato *bacteria->corn *’Golden’ rice Loss in biodiversity -What is biodiversity? -Spread into nearby plants *Pesticide/herbicide resistance -75% biodiversity lost in the past decade http://www.parchem.com/images/news/Parchem-2012-Corn-Field.jpg Economic issues -People, even countries refuse to purchase GM food -Failing of sales -Claims of farmers planting GMO *doing good *fulfilled? http://ecowatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/farm.jpg Allergies/other risks -Dangers of crossing DNA *Peanuts? -New allergens? -19 dead http://guardianlv.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Peanut-Allergy-Treatment-Provides-Hope2.jpg Has science gone too far? In ‘Frankenstein,’ Victor tries to harness the power of nature by unnaturally creating life. This ultimately lead to his downfall. Scientists believe that they are doing good by trying to change nature. Could this change lead to our downfall? http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01833/frankenstein_1833373b.jpg Bibliography Cummins, Ronnie. "Genetically Engineered Foods Are Hazardous." Genetically Engineered Foods. Ed. Debra A. Miller. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. At Issue. Rpt. from "Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods and Crops: Why We Need A Global Moratorium." Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. "Genetically Engineered Crops Will Not Feed the World." Genetically Engineered Foods. Ed. Debra A. Miller. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. At Issue. Rpt. from "Greenwashing Genetically Engineered Crops: Fact Sheet." 2011. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. Gertsberg, Deniza. "Genetically Modified Crops Contribute to Biodiversity Loss." Biodiversity. Ed. Debra A. Miller. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Current Controversies. Rpt. from "Loss of Biodiversity and Genetically Modified Crops." www.gmo-journal.com. 2011. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. Kupfer, David. "Genetically Modified Food Damages Trade with Other Nations." Genetically Engineered Foods. Ed. Nancy Harris. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003. At Issue. Rpt. from "The Genetic Resistance: 'Mendocino Is the First GMO-free County in the Nation, and I Am Sure It Will Not Be the Last." Earth Island Journal 19 (Summer 2004): 42-44. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. Sudduth, Mary Alice. "Genetically Engineered Foods: Fears & Facts." FDA Consumer Jan.-Feb. 1993: 10+. General OneFile. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.