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Transcript of GMO
Negative Impact #2
Positive Impact #1
Positive Impact #2
Cross pollination- The process of a modified plant that is mixed with pollen that transfers to the anthers of another plant. It can cause crops to become damaged by it.
Toxicity-The amount of defoliants used in farming is effecting plants, animals, and insects habitat's.
Sustainable agriculture- The farming industry has shifted over the years and its hard to say that their is a specific method of farming. Technology has altered many things such as foods and now the environmental seems to be paying the price because people are trying to make an "astounding" break through with genetic engineering.
Using GMO can have both a negative and positive impact. The positives are more cost efficient foods, and can supply a vast amount of food to people with limited resources. The negatives are environmental issues, health risks, and economic strain.
Negative Impact #3
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)
The Evolution of GMO
Andrei Nikolayevich Belozersky who was a Russian scientist that discovered DNA
Recombinant of DNA- which is DNA that is formed artificially by combing constituents from different organisms.
Asilomar Conference - which consisted a group of biologists, doctors, and lawyers that came together and created guidelines for the safety use of genetically modified DNA .
First patent issued for GMO- It was settled by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling, then allowing the first patent on a living organism.
Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approves first GMO
GMO Hit the Grocery Stores
GMO Resistance Weed
Mandatory Label for all GMO foods
GMO Resistant Pests
Farm win battle against Monsanto for chemical poising.
GMO patent expires
Toxicity- The amount of pesticides, herbicides, and microinjections that are used in farming can cause the foods that they produce to penetrate into the body of humans and cause allergies or sometimes diseases. This also appears in animals, plants, and in insects.
Diseases- DNA can code from microRNA that can cause Cancer, Alzheimeris, and Diabetes.
Ending World Hunger
Agricultural issues starting showing unfit methods of functioning. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins found in humans
Negative Impact #1
The Utilization of GMO
Major corporations that supply most of the food for an average American that they buy at the store is cost efficient because they way of their operation is quick and cost efficient. An average American family statistically has about three children on average and there annual salary is around $51,731. The food that is found mostly in a typical grocery store have GMO induced food on their shelves and they tend to be more cost efficient or cheaper rather than foods that are non- GMO injected.
Monsanto, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development are collaborating to supply a sufficient amount of foods, now and in the future. They are targeting the sub- Saharan plains of Africa to support there vast population of starving people. Due to this act in 50 year society is going to be able to supply more food than in the last 10,000 years.
Major fears of economic strain are due to patent enforcement that some farmers are obligated to. They then have to become dependent on huge engineering company such as Monsanto when their crops begin to cross pollinate. Consumer advocates would then be worried that a variety of seeds will go up in price so that small farms and third world countries will not be able to afford GM seeds to feed the hunger.