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Genetically Modified Foods are Bad

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Omri Horowitz

on 6 January 2014

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Transcript of Genetically Modified Foods are Bad

GMO? OMG!- Team Omega
What Proponents are Saying?
Production

Health

Environment
Reasons to Reject
Danger to environment and wildlife

Unlabeled products

Harm to human health

Socio-economic losses

Loss of natural benefits
Fellow Thinkers
Global

Organizational

Individual
Global

More than 60 countries

Europe leads "precautionary principle"

European attitude reverberates across the world
Organizational
Strongly opposed by various NGOs and associations

Grass root movement

Spreading extensive publicity

Real Problem

Real Action

Real Solution
Join Our Campaign

Environment
Genes may Escape
Environment Stress

Wildlife
Threatened biodiversity
DANGEROUS!
Is it safe?

Nutrition Facts

Poorly regulated
WHERE'S THE LABEL?
Human Health
Allergy

Risks of Cancer

High fraternal twin rate

Antibiotic resistant disease
Loss of Traditional Farming Practices

Increase in unemployment rate
Socio-Economic Losses
Loss of Natural Benefit
Vitamins

Protein

Minerals
Damage to health, environment, and wildlife

Not enough pressure for further research

Stakeholders not accurately represented and balanced
The Problem is Real
Be informed

Support scientific research

Push for regulation and labeling

Enforce checks & balances
What to Do
- Education
Online Resources
Academic and scientific resources

- Proactive Consumerism
Inform Others - in public, online, indirectly
Research and volunteer
Push leaders for policy making

How to Do It
Myth: better/cheaper productivity

Fact: expensive and often slower
Production
Myth: environmentally friendly

Fact: environmentally harmful
Environment
Myth: safe, nutritious, and fight hunger

Fact: have less nutrition and unsafe
Health
What are GMO's?
GMO: Genetically Modified Organism

"GE" Techniques -> Desired Characteristics

Not Natural

GM crops on the rise

Unknown Risks

Unknown Consumption

Are they safe?
Why Be Concerned?
Individual
Scientists and farmers

Commercialized without really being tested

Patent infringements problem
Today we will discuss:

What GMO's are

Why you need to be concerned

How You Can Take Action


Agenda
Get informed

Join our campaign!
What Can You Do?
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