Genetically Modified Food

Report
Genetically Modified
Food
SEAN CALLAHAN
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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
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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.
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"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.
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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.
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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.
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Sudduth, Mary Alice. "Genetically Engineered Foods: Fears & Facts." FDA Consumer Jan.-Feb. 1993: 10+. General OneFile. Web. 21 Mar.
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