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Genetically Modified Foods are Bad
Transcript of Genetically Modified Foods are Bad
What Proponents are Saying?
Reasons to Reject
Danger to environment and wildlife
Harm to human health
Loss of natural benefits
More than 60 countries
Europe leads "precautionary principle"
European attitude reverberates across the world
Strongly opposed by various NGOs and associations
Grass root movement
Spreading extensive publicity
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Genes may Escape
Is it safe?
WHERE'S THE LABEL?
Risks of Cancer
High fraternal twin rate
Antibiotic resistant disease
Loss of Traditional Farming Practices
Increase in unemployment rate
Loss of Natural Benefit
Damage to health, environment, and wildlife
Not enough pressure for further research
Stakeholders not accurately represented and balanced
The Problem is Real
Support scientific research
Push for regulation and labeling
Enforce checks & balances
What to Do
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
Myth: environmentally friendly
Fact: environmentally harmful
Myth: safe, nutritious, and fight hunger
Fact: have less nutrition and unsafe
What are GMO's?
GMO: Genetically Modified Organism
"GE" Techniques -> Desired Characteristics
GM crops on the rise
Are they safe?
Why Be Concerned?
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
Join our campaign!
What Can You Do?