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GM foods

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Tiana G

on 1 May 2013

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What is it? History Danger! Danger! Legal In Conclusion... It was first discovered in 1946 that DNA can move between organisms. The first bioengineered plant was created in 1983, inspired by Mendel's efforts. It was an antibiotic tobacco plant. After the "Flavr Savr'' tomato was created in 1994, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved genetically modified foods and let farmers use proteins on their crops. In 2013 it was reported that in the United States around 85% of corn, 91% of soybeans, and 88% of cotton has been altered from its original form. In other words, our genetically modified nation is growing rapidly. GMO stands for
Genetically Modified
Organisms. Some may
know this as
bioengineered crops, biotech food, GM foods, or "Frankenstein Foods.'' GM Foods Genetically modified foods can also be
dangerous. Around 200,000 people have
been reported dead, all due to GM Foods.
Most of these people died from having a
serious allergic reaction to the kind of
protein that was injected into the food.
For instance, if a person was seriously
allergic to peanuts, if they ate a food
with the same protein in it as peanuts,
they would suffer from serious reactions. Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs! In the United States, the government and the FDA has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the SAME COMPANIES that created them and profit from their sales! Is that what you call reliable?! Prezi by: Tiana Gallagher
& Abigail Reigner Genetically Modified Crops are crops that have gone through special sprays, proteins, or injections to make them taste or look better, have a longer shelf life in a market, or to resist pesticides, viruses, and insects. The first person to ever experiment with genetically
engineered organisms was Gregor Mendel, an Australian
monk and botanist. In the mid 19th century he made a
"mutt plant'' out of tall and short pea species. He did
this to prove that the new plant would inherit traits
from its "parent'' plants. Mr. Gregor Mendel is
considered to be the founder of science of genetics
today, although nobody had heard of his efforts and experiments until the 20th century. We would like you to think twice about your food when you buy it. 80% of all canned and stored foods contain some sort of genetically modified organism(s). You may be eating these organisms in your food without even knowing it, since the FDA does not require the labeling of genetically modified food, even though 90% of Americans are demanding them to be labeled! Eating these "foods on steroids" can result in serious allergic reactions, and your body not being able to process these man-made organisms. Next time you eat a "healthy" snack, think about what's REALLY in it.
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