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Environmental Consequences of Genetic Modification in Agricu

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Yuval Hayoon

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Transcript of Environmental Consequences of Genetic Modification in Agricu

Why do it?
How its used
What is it
Recommendations for the future
Environmental Consequences
Genetic Modification In Agriculture
Genetic Modification as a genetic technology
Genetic Modification of Corn
What are the Environmental Consequences of the Genetic Modification of Corn
Bacillus Thuringiensis
Reference List
Gewin V (2003) Genetically Modified Corn— Environmental Benefits and Risks. PLoS Biol 1(1): e8. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0000008 Retrieved from: http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.0000008

Greenpeace (2011) Environmental and health impacts of GM crops – the science. Retrived from: http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/PageFiles/434214/GM_Fact%20Sheet_Health_%20and_Env_Impacts.pdf

University of Nebraska (2005) What is genetic engineering and how does it work? AgBiosafety. Retrieved from: http://agbiosafety.unl.edu/basic_genetics.shtml

Buiatti, M., Christou, P., & Pastore, G. (2013). The application of GMOs in agriculture and in food production for a better nutrition: two different scientific points of view. Genes & Nutrition, 8(3), 255–270. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12263-012-0316-4 Retreived from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3639326/

Knudsen, Guy R. (2011) Natural Resource & Environment; Summer2011, Vol. 26 Issue 1 p13-17, 5p. Impacts of Agricultural GMOs on Wildlands: A New Frontier of Biotech Litigation. Retrieved from: http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?sid=a3e7e894-82b0-4a6c-bc10-a2efbf98922c%40sessionmgr105&vid=0&hid=124&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=sch&AN=65089673

Reduced use of pesticides
Saving fossil fuels
Decreased CO2 emissions
Conservation of soil moisture
The process of manually adding DNA to an organism in order to manipulate its phenotype.
"effective way to withstand insect pressure whilst eliminating the use of pesticides"
Toxic to non-target species
Toxic to beneficial insects
Risk to aquatic life
Ultimately the problem may not be solved
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