The Social Issue Of Genetically Modified Food (GMF)

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Genetically Modified Food (GMF) By: U.K.D Dilandi Prasadini March 5th 2014 732 words Contents 1. Introduction …………………………………………………………………….. page 3 2. What is Genetically Modified Food (GMF)…………………………………….. page 4 2.1Causes of Genetically Modified Food……………………………………….. page 5 3. The social significance of the issue ……………………………………………... page 6 4. The participant…………………………………………………………………….page 7 5. The different opinion…………………………………………………………….. page 8 6. Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………...page 9 1. Introduction This report will outline the issue of genetically modified food, by providing background to the issue and its social significance. Also, the report will identify the parties involved and the differing arguments relating to the issue. 2. What is Genetically Modified Food (GMF) Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods derived from organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally. Currently available GM foods stem mostly from plants, but in the future foods derived from GM microorganisms or GM animals are likely to be introduced on the market. Most existing genetically modified plants have been developed to improve yield, through the introduction of resistance to plant diseases or of increased tolerance of herbicides. Main GM foods are corn, tomatoes and soy. These are three big items on any list of GM Foods, but several others exist as well, dairy, cotton, oil, papaya, sugar, golden rice, potatoes, blue berry, fish berry, salmon and sugar beets are some of them. 2.1. Causes of Genetically Modified Food Genetically modified foods are unhealthy. Human studies show how genetically modified (GM) food ca... ... middle of paper ... ...Many people feel that genetic engineering is the inevitable wave of the future and that we cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits. However, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm to human health and the environment as a result of our enthusiasm for this powerful technology. References 1. Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?.(2012). http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php> 2. Point of view.(2012). http://www.genengnews.com/gen-articles/point-of-view-genetically-modified-foods-unsafe-evidence-that-links-gm-foods-to-allergic-respo/2252/> 3. WebMD.(2005-2014)Food & Recipe. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/are-biotech-foods-safe-to-eat 4. Zasshi.N.K.E.(2002).49(11).Genetically Modified Food. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12508467

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