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Genetically Modified Foods

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natalie reyes

on 27 February 2013

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Transcript of Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically Modified Foods By, Natalie Reyes & Anastacia Scott Genetically Modified Foods are foods that have been introduced to certain chemicals and genes to help them grow or ripen quicker and also to resist diseases and toxins and to eliminate the use of pesticides. Ethylene Gas & Our Fruits and Vegetables:
Tomatoes are inserted with Ethylene Gas to help them get their red colour and ripen quicker
Ethylene is a naturally made chemical that is produced by certain fruits during the process of ripening
Ethylene Gas is also colourless and odourless Salmon:
Genes from Chinook salmon are taken and inserted into Atlantic Salmon
The salmon will grow to market size in 16-18 months rather than 3 years Sea Food & Meat:
In North America, salmon and chicken have been modified for our large appetites
Chicken is given growth hormones and antibiotics in food.
This will modify its growth so that it will become larger in a shorter amount of time. News/Scholarly Articles: http://postharvest.tfrec.wsu.edu/pages/PC2000F http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/genetics_modification/ Timeline: The Development of GM Organisms Scientists create GM tobacco insusceptible
to an antibiotic. 1983 1998 The US Food and Drug Administration allows companies to sell GM seed. Arpad Pusztai (world renowned scientist) says on TV that GM potatoes have been shown to harm rats. 1993 Tests show herbicides used with several GM crops can reduce the amount of weeds and seeds eaten by wildlife. 2003 2010 Monsanto Company failed to introduce an eggplant-like vegetable that was put on hold because of citizen organization against consent for sale in the country. Thank-You
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