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The Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods - Genetically modified foods are organic materials which cross pollinates to become highly nutritious and valuable. I learned from my middle school years, that Gregor Mendel’s experiment on pea pods is an example of genetically modified foods. In Mendel’s experiment, he cross pollinated two pea pods, which had different gene alleles. The growth stage produces two pea pods with brighter green leaves. Genetically modified foods also have a bad consequence to needy families from small villages. Yet, these families feed on genetically modified products because items are more in nutrients and vitamins....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods - “We don’t want no GMOs. We don’t want no GMO’s!” This cry resounds at rallies around the nation where community advocates protest the use of genetically modified foods in the products they consume. Genetically modified foods are not a new commodity, but people have just recently become aware of the dangers of these frankenfoods. Once hailed as scientific miracle foods, these GMO’s quickly infiltrated the public diet. Also, research has revealed the threat of these foods. Though genetically modified foods (GM), offer convenience and low prices, they are dangerous to public health....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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The Promotion of Genetically Modified Foods - The world is changing drastically in many ways. Harsh weather conditions are becoming worse due to the universally known problem of climate change. Droughts, floods, cold conditions in warm places, hot conditions in cool places have made it extremely hard to produce food. Not only has climate change affected the weather it also brings in plagues of pests. The environment is changing due to the effect of human impact and the world’s population is growing at an increasingly high rate. Many people are living in poverty and not receiving the nutrients they need from food....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods - Could it be that there are dirty little secrets lurking inside the foods you put on your table. “Do you really know what’s inside the tomato you just put on your salad. Do you care to know if that cheeseburger you just ate is not infused with liquid nitrogen?” There are no notices, no warnings and most definitely no labels. Genetically modified food (GMF, GM Crops, or Bio-Food) are the norm in America today. Some even say we are just another Human Experiment for our American Government. While others claim if it weren't for scientists and their experiments we would never have discovered genetics and DNA....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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The Potential of Genetically Modified Foods - Technology thrives today. It is omnipresent, to the point where it has become almost unnoticeable. There is technology in communication, in transport, in design, and in advertising. At a glance, food does not seem to be a place for technology. For centuries, people have gradually mastered the intricate science of breeding to produce the best foods possible. But now, a new and radically different way to modify foods has arisen. It is much faster than traditional breeding, and it promises to create unimaginable species from which humankind can greatly benefit....   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops]
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The History of Genetically Modified Foods - This paper discusses genetically modified (GM) foods, the interesting history, and their development. It shows how GM foods have experienced rapid growth over the last ten years. Within the history of these foods, there has been a great deal of controversy and debate of the benefits and risks of GM foods and the production process. Analyzing the current situation around GM foods, this controversy will likely continue for many years to come. Genetically Modified Foods The Early Days and Development of GM Foods In the beginning of genetically modified foods, tomatoes were the first crop to be genetically engineered and grown for commercial use; tobacco had been produced over a decade earlier....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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The Benefits of Genetically Modified Crops - For the last several decades, the world has been plagued by widespread starvation and poverty. Economies are failing in numerous countries, and developing nations struggle to feed their inhabitants. As a result of the world’s mounting overpopulation, food has become scarce and resources are rapidly dwindling. However, modern science has provided a solution: agricultural biotechnology. Genetically engineered crops represent the bright future of agriculture. Crops like cotton, corn, and soybeans can have genes inserted or deleted into their cell membranes; this modification facilitates pest and virus resistance, drought tolerance, and even provides nutritional enhancement....   [tags: Genetically Modified Foods]
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The Risks of Genetically Modified Organisms - What are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). A Genetically Modified Organism is an organism that has had its genetic material changed through the insertion of a foreign gene into it. Although GMOs have only been in use in the past twenty years, they constitute the majority of the American food supply. What is even more shocking is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently does not require safety testing for GMOs. In 1992, according to Mae-Wan Ho, director of the Institute of Science in Society and Science Advisor to the Third World Network, and Lim Li Ching, a researcher at the Institute of Science in Society and the deputy-editor of Science in Society magazine, the FDA decide...   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops]
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Resistence to Genetically Modified Foods - Introduction This report seeks to examine the causes for resisting genetically modified (GM) food in the world. There have been resistance to genetically modified food have been going on since is commercial production began in early 1990’s (Glass-O'Shea, 2011). The European Union has been delaying decision to allow farmers to introduce GM food crops in their farms or importation of GM foods without labeling as compared to the North American counterparts. This report investigates the major causes of sustained resistance to GM food, the effects of this issue and possible recommendations to soften this position....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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What is Genetically Modified Food? - Genetically modified foods are also known as bio-engineered or genetically engineered foods. They are food products usually commercially produced for public consumption that have been altered with the genetic material from another organism. The organism that is donating its genetic material may be an animal, a plant or a micro organism. In terms of public consumption when describing genetically modified organisms (also known as GMOs) it is usually plants that are altered and modified to enhance traits that are desired or advantageous in some way....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops] 2303 words
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Heck No Genetic Modified Organisms! - Heck No GMO. GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. These plants have been modified in laboratories to enhance production and have more resistance to herbicides. According to USDA and ISSA (International Service of acquisitions of Agri-biotec Applications) and Biotechnology Industry Organization, the most common genetically modified products are: almost all corn and corn products, tomatoes, cantaloupes, soybeans, and soy derivatives, sugar beets, cotton products, processed vegetable oils, breakfast cereals, and most other highly processed foods as well as baby foods....   [tags: effects of genetically modified organisms] 1698 words
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History Genetically Modified Organisms - Introduction What is Genetically Modified Organism. Plant Biotechnology is continuing its development within modern day science. With the increase understanding of scientific studies has led the improvement of plant productivity, quality and health. This understanding also contended potential issues on plant growth (Monsanto 2011). Plant biotechnology uses genetic engineering, which is the process of manipulating genes through isolation and reintroducing the DNA into the cell. This gave birth to Genetically Modified Organism, which are organism according to Dr....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organism]
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The Perils of Genetically Modified Food - Most things are created in a specific place and certain systems are put in place as directed by nature. In the efforts to comprehend and deal with nature, humans have invented, engineered and manipulated nature in ways that often create unforeseen results. My grandmother used to say: “Do not mess with Mother Nature”, but now that, I think about it, I realize that we do mess with nature. I should perhaps say that we must mess with nature – hard-wired to constantly engineer the environment. Humans do this in order to produce something that will be better or healthier than its original design....   [tags: genetically modified food, food safety]
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Governmentally Modified Organics: GMO's - Does the American population really know what is going in the food they eat. If they did, much of the food that we put in our grocery carts would be thrown out. Poor diet choices of so many human beings has led to the obesity epidemic, that is bad enough with the added risk of disease and health problems that GMO’s have to offer. The technology to change genes has exceeded its requisite. Genetically Modified Foods need to be eliminated from agriculture because of the threat they pose to human health, the environment, and the impact on global economy....   [tags: genetically modified foods, health]
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Description of Genetically Modified Organisms - What are GMO’s. They are genetically modified organisms. They were created in a laboratory back in 1972, when scientist spliced a strand of virus DNA and a strand of bacterium DNA, recombining them together creating what was termed a “recombinant” molecule. This process was then used to produce genetically modified foods also known as genetically engineered foods or GMO’s. These foods began to be distributed for consumption by the general public in the 1990’s (Wang). Since their first appearance in the mid 1990’s, the United States of America has not only used them for humans, but also for animal consumption....   [tags: world hunger, gmo's, modified food]
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What are Genetically Modified Organisms? - There are people who look at a certain topic and judge it by its cover. Most people do not even take the time to look at the topic for a second time. There are millions of definitions to GMO’s; one definition is genetically modified organisms. GMO’s have been used for a short time and there are people who are concerned about GMO’s. They believe that GMO’s are the work of the devil because scientists are replacing and inserting different genes into a plant. Most people who are against this GMO topic do not realize that GMO’s are beneficial to the world....   [tags: gmo's, modified food, gm crops]
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Analysis of Genetically Modified Organisms - Walking into a store and your eyes are assaulted by bright yellow stickers on everything. They read, “Caution may contain GMOs”. They like flashing billboards that send people running in the other direction, but must people really don’t know what they are running from. They don’t know what they are, what their benefits are. They have only heard one side of the story. They don’t really know what GMOs are, let alone what benefit they have not only to use, but to third world countries as well. Often people think that GMOs are terrible, yet they don’t even know what GMO stands for, or their history....   [tags: gmo, genetically modified, gm foods ] 886 words
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Are Genetically Modified Foods the Way to Go? - We are consuming genetically modified and processed foods every day. Genetically modified and process foods cover roughly 60 to 70% of our food supply. Supermarket processed food items now "test positive" for the presence of genetically modified ingredients. The "hidden menu" of these unlabeled genetically modified foods and food ingredients in the US now includes soybeans, soy oil, corn, potatoes, squash, canola oil, cotton seed oil, papaya, tomatoes, and dairy products. But genetic manipulation is something so very different....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Foods Should be Produced - Genetically modified otherwise known as GM food are organisms which DNA which is genetic material has been altered in a way that is unnatural. The technology that is used for this process has many names such as gene technology, modern biotechnology or generic engineering. Scientists choose selected genes to be taken from one entity and placed into another they may or may not be related. Genetically modified food was first established with the hopes of conquering world hunger by altering various types of crops....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Food Must be Regulated - 1.Introduction One important question for humans to understand is what is genetic engineering. First, a basic understanding of biology is required. Organisms such as plants and animals contain many cells in their bodies. Each and every cell has a nucleus that has a number of strings containing what is known as Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). It is DNA that is responsible for the genetic engineering of organisms. As the building block of life, DNA forms the integral core components of an organism....   [tags: Genetically Modified Crop Safety]
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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) - Introduction Recently, there has been a huge uprise in reports from all over the world of new diseases that have affected much of the population today. Diseases such as obesity, Alzheimer’s, Celiac Disease, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and so much more have been on the rise. Researchers have suspected the culprit of these diseases to be our food. Along with the diseases, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has also been on the rise. The more poor food we eat, the greater the potential harm to our health....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms]
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Genetically Modified Foods: Feeding the World - Walking into a store and one’s eyes are assaulted by bright yellow stickers on everything. They read, “Caution may contain GMOs”. They like flashing billboards that send people running in the other direction, but must people really don’t know what they are running from. They don’t know what they are, what their benefits are. They have only heard one side of the story. They don’t really know what GMOs are; let alone what benefit they have not only to use, but to third world countries as well....   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops]
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The Impact of Genetically Modified Foods - It is not a secret that GMF-ed foods have spread out rapidly to the whole world.Genetically modified foods most commonly refers to the plants, which has been modified in the laboratory to enhance improved nutritional content and aimed traits created for human beings and animals. With progress in various types of technology, especially in genetic engineering, farmers and scientists have changed the way in which food is grown and made, raising questions about the methods, their risks and possible effects....   [tags: organic food, gm food, genetically modified]
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Genetically Modified Foods - Genetically modified foods have always been a controversial topic and issue. Moat things do in our day to day lives have benefits and risks. Gene Technology and genetically modified foods are no exception. Throughout this article the pros and cons of genetically modified foods will be looked and an explanation as to why it is one of the best DNA technologies of the 21st century. This judgment follows these criteria that genetically modified food can produce resistant crops to pests and diseases, crops tolerant to various conditions, crops with an increase yield production which can feed a starving world, greater profits, lower costs for consumers and improved quality of food being more nutri...   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops] 848 words
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Genetically Modified Foods - What is genetically modified food, and is it dangerous. According to Mather’s article, she explains, “Genetic modification refers to the manipulation of DNA by humans to change the essential makeup of plants and animals. The technology inserts genetic material from one species into another to give it a new-quality, such as the ability to produce a pesticide.” Mather also states, “These toxins can produce a serious impact on the health of animals and humans.” Yes, the United States food industry is corrupt when it comes to modified food however, their corruption has yet to be revealed....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Chicken - Genetically modified food is a vital issue that affects all of us. While most of us only care about what we eat and the taste of our food, there is very little attention devoted to how our food are produced. In this essay, I would like to discuss how genetically modified chicken is produced, its dangers and benefits, and highlight some social concerns regarding this issue. To know genetically modified food ,we need to understand genetic engineering, which is an artificially way to modify an organism's genes, that does not occur under natural conditions....   [tags: Genetically Modified Foods]
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Genetically Modified Organisms - Imagine living on a farm. It is cold most of the year, but for a few months you are able to grow some corn to feed your family, and occasionally if you are lucky you can sell it in town to make some money. It is hard work for what seems like a little reward. You must often deal with insects eating many of the corn stalks, and your corn doesn’t do well in cold temperatures, so you must harvest it before the cold weather starts again. You have to plow much of your field to plant this corn, and it takes much effort to look after it....   [tags: Genetically Modified Foods]
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Genetically Modified Foods - From the Flavr Savr ™ tomato to the more recent genetically modified corn, genetic engineering has been around for about 20 years. Now, do you really know what GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are. Do you understand both the pros and the cons are. Are you positive that GMOs mat or may not affect your health or the enviroment. If you answered no to any of these questions I strongly suggest you continue reading. First, lets get a good understanding of what GMOs are. A GMO is a genetically modified organism....   [tags: gmos, genetically modified crops]
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Genetically Modified Foods - Introduction Let’s face it, the term genetically modified (GM) foods is not the most appetizing word in the English language and neither is the term genetically engineered foods for that matter. Whether or not you realize it, you have consumed at least one product that contains genetically modified foods. These “modified foods” are hiding all over your supermarkets and in some instances, there is no way to tell just by looking at it. But, they have been around for more than two decades and it has helped to keep our food supply alive....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Foods - Robert M. Hutchins, known for his contributions to philosophy, said that, “A civilization in which there is not a continuous controversy about important issues is on the way to totalitarianism and death.” While I do not necessarily agree with the former, or the latter, for that matter (no rhyme intended), it is imperative for us, as people, regardless of nationality, to ask questions. On the topic of important issues are genetically modified foods. The specific tangent on genetically modified foods is the question of whether or not genetically modified foods should have mandatory labeling....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Fruit - Herbicides are chemicals that kill plants. Some plants are genetically modified to resist the application of herbicides. Herbicides are developed to be efficient against numerous target weeds, but it will not kill GM crops. Weeds must be controlled for they might have a huge impact on the crop yield . By the introduction of a new gene into a plant susceptible to herbicides, one can increased the tolerance of the plant towards the herbicide (Ahmad et al. 2012). De Freitas et al. introduced an anti-apoptotic p35 gene from baculovirus into the genome of the passion fruit (De Freitas et al....   [tags: Genetically Modified Foods]
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Genetically Modified Foods - Introduction. Genetically modified foods are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes (adding, deleting, changing segments) introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering.(King 2009) So they could produce desirable traits or eliminate undesirable traits, a process that enables transfer of genes between different species that would not interbreed in nature. 1983 marked the first ever transgenic plant. This was a tobacco plant that was created with antibiotic resistant properties....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Foods: The Future of Food - Are genetically modified foods a step in the right direction. Many people automatically retort with a resounding “No!” when asked this question, believing that these newfangled foods are unnatural and therefore, unsafe. They cringe at the thought of the so-called “frankenfoods” that are packed with chemicals and mutated DNA. However, genetically engineered foods are quite the opposite. Bio-engineering is used to make foods more nutritious by combining the best aspects of each individual plant. These crops are also remarkably safe because many plants are modified to be naturally pest repellant, making pesticides and harsh chemicals a thing of the past....   [tags: GMOs, Modified Crops, genetic engineering]
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Genetically Modified Foods - Since the essay specifications read “GM Food: What it means to us”, I talked to a couple of my classmates on what they knew (or cared) about genetically modified food. Brinjals seemed to be the one constant, with other responses ranging from “creations of Satan” to “they put fish stuff in tomatoes”. I must admit here that my knowledge of genetically modified food was also pretty challenged until I wrote this essay. The only information I had on GM food was what I had garnered from a couple of debates on their ethicality....   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Foods: To Label or Not To Label? - Plants or animals that are created through gene slicing techniques of genetic engineering are called genetically modified organisms or, GMOs. This technique for creating plants and animals was first done in the 1970s. According to Non-GMO Project, “This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.” (Non-GMO Project). This type of genetic modification has started to worry people....   [tags: Genetic Engineers, Genetically Modified Organisms]
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The importance of Living Modified Organisms ( LMO) - The importance of LMO Since human population has increased dramatically, the demand for food is increasing also to fulfil the myriad population. Moreover, climate changes caused the natural disasters like flood and drought to happen more often, resulting in uncontrollable disruption to crops and livestocks. Hence, to overcome these problems, scientists come out with a solution, Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) which is also known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). One of the intentions of LMOs is to overcome food crisis....   [tags: climate change, genetically modified organisms]
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Genetically Modified Foods - Public cities around the world are becoming more involved with a wide array of new technologies without realizing it. From super computers that calculate the movement of satellites without human involvement, to handheld personal computers. Consumers abide with an egregious array of brand new scientific advances that are accompanied by confusing new terms. The food and drug administration, commonly known as the F.D.A, is focusing much of their time with food biotechnology. The all-encompassing use of biotechnology when applied to agriculture and food production increases the deeply felt environmental, economic and ethical concern....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Organisms is Becoming a Super Market - Genetically modified organism are becoming more common in our super markets due to advancements in research and because of the ease and economic value of growing genetically modified crops rather than organic or non-genetically modified crops. The majority of crops like corn and soy are genetically modified which leads to confusion about the impact of the genetically modified foods on our environment, our bodies and the bodies of livestock and animals. The debate that is occurring in many states including Colorado is whether to label food products containing genetically modified ingredients....   [tags: modified crops, conservationists] 1300 words
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Genetically modified food - In the recent years , genetically modified food and organisms have been the center of talk in the food department . These products have replaced our old diet of genetically altered foods, which has had a tremendous impact on not only our health , but also on the environment. One of the biggest problems with these genetically modified products , is that the big named companies are not required to label if their products are genetically modified. They are way to many negatives to weigh out the pluses on this topic and that is why most Americans are against genetically modified food....   [tags: food companies, modified products, food]
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The Many Benefits f Genetically Modified Foods - We are all aware that the world population is undeniably increasing each year and is certain to double in the next century. The increase of global population demands the increase of food production. Securing a sufficient food supply for the expected growth of population will be a major challenge. Scientists promise that producing genetically modified foods would solve this problem. Although many argue that growing genetically modified foods can ruin the environment and ecosystem indefinitely, it is also undeniable that genetically modified foods is beneficial for the environment and the society....   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Food: It's the End of the World as We Know It - In 1994, a company called Monsanto created and received approval for a genetically modified “Flavr Savr” tomato. Since then, 95% of the United States sugar beets, 94% of the soybeans, and 88% of the feed corn is genetically modified. Initially, genetically modified foods were created and marketed to increase yield, for drought tolerance, to enhance nutrition, and offer other consumer benefits. These GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are species of plants and animals that have been genetically altered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, or from other species....   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Foods vs. Organic Foods - A new kind of foods called the genetically modified foods has been creating a quiet revolution in the American market for the past several years. Scientists are able to produce these new foods by transferring genes from one organism into another across species boundaries. This new technique has been developed to improve the shelf life, nutritional content, flavor, color, and texture of foods. Since 1994, about 45 genetically modified foods such as tomato, corn, soybeans, canola, and potatoes have been marketed in the United States....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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Comparing Genetically Modified Foods and Traditional Foods - Contrasting crops that are genetically modified against crops that are not genetically modified. As early as 1980, scientists had discovered that the possibility of transferring specific sequences of DNA from one organism to another organism. The beginning of modifying organism’s genetics was then started. 3 years later, building on this foundation, a tobacco plant that are anti-biotics immune was produced. Much later in 1995, a leading biotechnology company-Monsanto invented world-first herbicide resistant soybeans....   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops]
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The Effects of Genetically Modified Foods on the Human Body - What are the Effects of Genetically Modified Foods on the Human Body. For many years, Companies have been using GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms in their food products. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), genetically modified organisms can be defined as “organisms in which the genetic material DNA has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally”. These organisms are used in the majority of food products across the world making people think that the use of GMOs is nothing out of the ordinary....   [tags: GMOs, genetically modified crops]
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Genetically Modified Food - Some people picture genetically modified food as being unhealthy and unnatural. Our grocery stores are full of genetically modified food but we are unaware because the food is not labeled. If some people saw a label in the grocery store stating that the product is genetically modified they may walk the other way. The individuals may think that the genetically modified products will cause some type of harm to their bodies over time. Some people are extremely pessimistic about changes that have to do with what they consume....   [tags: Food Labels, Healthy Foods, Modified Foods]
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Genetically Modified Organisms: Impact on Society and the Environment - It is wise for one to be skeptical of new technology, when this technology is untested. However, if these ideas and products are then proven to be safe and beneficial, it is important to accept them, to continue the evolution and betterment of the human race. Sometimes it is hard for a society to accept a radical technological change, as is the case with genetic engineering. Despite decades of studies and implementation of genetically modified organisms without a single case of health or safety issues, environmental groups and many governments vehemently oppose genetically modified foods (Reville)....   [tags: genetic engineering ,modified food, health]
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Commercialization of Genetically Modified Foods - Commercialization of Genetically Modified Foods Following a for year investigation into the effects of genetically modified crops on the environment, it was found that 2 out of 3 types of genetically modified crops tested were more harmful to the environment. Plus, the only genetically modified crop to be less harmful to the environment was compared to crops that were sprayed with the now illegal herbicide, atrazine. So many experts have dismissed those results until tests with a suitable alternative have been made....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops] 1298 words
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Use of Media to Expose the Dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) - What does a soybean, canola, cotton seed and corn all have in common. They are the most common genetically modified foods sold on the market today. The process of genetically modified foods starts by using one organism and inserting or modifying the DNA of another organism. Genetically altered foods need to be removed from everyday agriculture because of the threat of health implications that they cause. A You Tube documentary piece called Hidden dangers of GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) is an Iconographic genre that touches on the controversial issues that the dangers GMO’s can have on our health and the health of animals....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs] 1804 words
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The Controversy of Genetically Modified Crops - The Controversy of Genetically Modified Crops     You may know about the emerging field of biotechnology - the medicine, the ethics, the DNA, the Human Genome, etc.  But few realize the emergence of its agricultural branch, and the international conflict that has arisen from it.  It may apply to you more than you thought, for half of the soybean products and a quarter of the corn you ate in 1999 may have been genetically modified (Kaufman A6).  Genetically modified crops (commonly referred to as GMOs) are crops whose characteristics have been altered to produce a favorable trait, whether it be prolonged freshness, a more attractive appearance, or pesticide resistance (Activist 1).  Geneti...   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods]
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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods - With progress in genetic engineering, farmers and scientists have changed the way in which food is grown and made, raising questions about these methods and their possible risks and effects. What is clear is that there is not enough information on the consequences of genetically modified foods on human health as of yet. Furthermore no agreement among the scientific community has been reached on the risks or safety of this technology, although it seems to possess wide, uncertain and, potentially dangerous implications for human health, which are inextricably linked to moral/ethical concerns....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops] 1400 words
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The Harm of Genetically Modified Organisms - The Harm of Genetically Modified Organisms Genetic Modification is when the genetic make-up of a living organism is altered (1). This can be done by changing an existing section of DNA or by inserting a new gene (4). Genetic Modification began in the late 1970’s (6). It can be used between different species for example from a plant to a human or an animal to a human. It is often used to enhance the flavour of foods as well as to improve the size and quantity of foods like tomatoes....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods] 1017 words
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Genetically Modified Organisms in Food - Genetically Modified Organisms in Food Tomatoes, soy beans and McDonald’s French fries- what all of these things have in common. They are all some of the most commonly genetically modified foods on the market today. With scientists in the race to invent newer and better everythings, genetically modified organisms, or “GMOs” have become a hot topic of research in just the past 10 years. By using the genetic information from one organism, or the “DNA” and splicing it with the DNA of another, scientists can make food crops grow bigger, stay fresh longer, or even create their own pesticides....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods] 1010 words
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Benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms - Benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms We live in a world that is constantly changing and advancing thanks to technological advancements, especially in the field of molecular genetics. Today, we are discovering and implementing new ways to overcome the ill-fated symptoms developed as a result from poor health or accidents. We are also making advancements in the field of agriculture thanks to molecular genetics. As we all know, food is an essential entity in our lives and is abundant as well as relatively easy to obtain here in the United States....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods]
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The Problem of Genetically Modified Foods - Contrary to popular belief, the field of biotechnology is not new by any means. Archeological evidence shows that ancient Egyptians produced beer by steeping a starch source in water and then fermenting it with yeast, thus, the first form of biotechnology. Flash-forward to the mid-1800’s, scientists, with the help of Gregor Mendel’s laws of genetics, were able to successfully practice “selective breeding” amongst their crops. With this, the field of biotechnology took a huge turn. Scientists now had the understanding necessary to manipulate plants and mate them based on their desired traits....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Organisms 2014]
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The Genetically Modified Foods Controversy - The past twenty years have seen rise to a new burgeoning scientific field: genetically modified foods. During the plant breeding process, geneticists interfere with the reproduction and modify the genes of the new seedling by introducing a fragment of DNA from another organism that possesses the desired trait. With genetic modification, scientists can increase the pest, herbicide, cold, and drought tolerance so that the crop can survive in harsher climates. In some cases, the nutritional value can even be increased (Ulrich 9)....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops 2014]
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Risks and Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods - Risks and Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods Ideally, the debate over whether or not to allow the widespread use of genetically modified products would take the form of a scientific cost-benefit analysis, in which the expected gains were weighed against the potential risks. In such a scenario, one would imagine that genetically modified products would then be divided into three categories: those whose proposed benefits clearly outweigh their possible dangers; those whose possible dangers clearly outweigh their proposed benefits; and those whose dangers and benefits are too closely matched to make a final determination based on anything more than guesswork....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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The Dilemma of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) - The practice of creating transgenic organisms has always been a controversial subject. Although there will always be environmentalists and religious groups who will oppose genetic engineering, overall it is accepted throughout the world. Today, scientists have created many ways of genetically modifying animals for various uses. Scientists have invented ways to change genes in many animals to make them live longer, be healthier, reach sexual maturity faster, and to have higher reproductive yields....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods]
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Genetically Modified Foods - Genetically Modified Foods During the last few decades, the field of genetics has been significantly advanced. One of these advancements is the understanding of how genes affect an organism. Through this understanding, geneticists have begun to alter the natural genes found in food. The altercation of genes in food has given these foods the name genetically modified. Currently, the affect of genetically modified food on humans and the environment is a controversial topic among geneticists and environmentalists worldwide....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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Genetically Modified Food - Genetically Modified Food Genetically modified (GM) is widely available in the USA, but is viewed with suspicion by the overwhelming majority or people in Europe. To meet the increasing food needs of a growing world population, science has discovered the technique of genetically modifying plants and crops to enhance crop yield and create superior and stronger varieties of crops and fruits. These genetically modified plants are used as medicines and vaccines, foods and food ingredients, feeds and fibres....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods] 429 words
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Genetically Modified Crops - Genetically Modified Crops Genetically modified crops (GM crops) climb to the top on the hotly debated issues list of society. In 1996, no GM crops were cultivated on a commercial scale in the United States. In 2002, 75% of soya, 71% of cotton, and 34% of all maize grown in America is GM ("Grim Reaper" 1). Many issues surround this controversial topic such as safety, ethics, and foreign relations. Many of these concerns are well stressed in mass media, but sometimes biased views are the only ones presented....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods]
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