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Genetically Modified Organisms
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What are Genetically Modified Organisms?
Why are GMOs produced?
How are GMOs produced?
Examples of GMOs
Other Examples of GMOs and GMO Lovers
Advantages of GMOs
Disadvantages of GMOs
Conclusion
About the Proponent
What are Genetically Modified Organisms?
 are a result of technology that has
altered the DNA of living
organisms (animals, plants or
bacteria)
Other terms for GMOs:
 Genetically engineered
 Transgenic
 Recombinant DNA (rDNA)
technology
Why are GMOs produced?
to enhance growth
and/or efficiency
of food
conversion.
to modify
behaviour, e.g.
aggression.
to enhance
commercially
significant flesh
characteristics.
to control
reproductive
activity and/or
sexual phenotype.
to increase
resistance of
species to
pathogens.
to increase
tolerance to/of
environmental
variables such as
temperature.
How are GMOs produced?
Examples of GMOs
• It is a patented brand of
genetically modified (GM)
fluorescent zebrafish with
bright red, green, and orange
fluorescent color.
• Can detect pollution by
selectively fluorescing in the
presence of environmental
toxins.
Glofish
Examples of GMOs
• Created for high school
students to be used in
dissecting.
• You can see through the skin
how organs grow, how
cancer starts and develops.
See-Through Frog
Examples of GMOs
• A genetically engineered pig
approved for limited production
which produces 65 percent less
phosphorous in animal waste
thus very environmental
friendly.
Enviropig
Examples of GMOs
• a cross between a lion and a
dog.
• is probably the most
remarkable example of how
far science is able to go with
modern DNA and cross
fertilization techniques.
Dolion
Examples of GMOs
• a miniature pine tree which is a
mere 2cm tall when fully grown.
• originally developed to provide
a fast growing source for pinetree smell to be used in the
fragrance industry but in very
little time its usefulness in other
areas became obvious.
Tiney Piney
Examples of GMOs
• Developed by Copenhagen
firm Aresa Bio-detection
• can be handy when it comes to
saving the world. Whenever
flowers hit nitrogen dioxide,
the plant changes color to red.
Land Mines
Detecting Plants
Examples of GMOs
• Genes from Bt was inserted
into the crop to make them
capable of producing an
insecticidal toxin and
therefore resistant to certain
pests.
• Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is
a soil bacterium that
produces insecticidal toxins.
BT Corn
Examples of GMOs
• produced through genetic
engineering to biosynthesize
beta-carotene, a precursor of
vitamin A, in the edible parts
of rice.
• Golden Rice is being
developed as a potential new
food-based approach to
improve vitamin A status.
Golden Rice
Other Examples of GMOs
and GMO Lovers
Other examples of GMOs:
GM Potato
Grapple
Liger
Umbuku Lizard
Rubber-Cork Tree
GM Canola
Jatropha
Sugar beets
BT Eggplant
GM Papaya
Sudden-death Mosquito
Featherless Chicken
GMO Lovers in the World
Advantages of GMOs
Higher
yielding
crops
Promote
higher
profits
Enhanced
taste and
quality
Improved
Nutrients
Reduced
maturation
time
Disadvantages of GMOs
Human health implications
Labelling is not mandatory in some countries
Ethics (“Playing God”)
Conclusion
About the Proponent:
Name: Raquel P. Calawen
Age: 17 years old
Hi everyone! By the way, I’m a BS
Accountancy student here in UC. I
like editing videos and creating
presentations. I can sing and dance.
I have a high-time in joining debate
competitions because I enjoy
argumentation.
That’s all for my video. I hope you
enjoyed it. Thanks!

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