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Scientific Findings Of Gm Foods
1,246 wordsBackground Ethics = The study of the moral value of human conduct and the rules and principles that govern it 1. Moral values of a certain topic can vary between different people, this often leads to conflict. This has happened to the Genetically Modified (GM) foods debate. The definition of Genetically modified foods from the EC novel foods regulation is a food which is, or which is made from, a genetically modified organism containing genetic material or protein resulting from the modification...
Production Of Gm Food
1,364 wordsGenetic Modified food: Benefit or Detriment? The most wonderful activity a human being can experience is new flavors and foods. For example, the first time a person tastes a delicious juicy piece of prime rib or a delightful hamburger with cheese and ham, his world is never the same. However, since the beginning of the twentieth century, the production of food has been supplemented by science. This has triggered an angry dispute between the people who support the advances of biotechnology and pe...
Health Effects Of Eating Gm Foods
1,957 wordsContemporary Issues Environmental threatsOverpopulationEvery 20 minutes, the world adds another 3,500 human lives but loses one or more entire species of animal or plant life - at least 27,000 species per year. ZIP July 1999 World population growth peaked at about two percent per year in the early 1960's. Latest population figures indicate that the rate of growth has slowed to 1.33 percent annually, equivalent to 78 million people a year. UNFPA 1999 The highest world population growth rate was 2...
Gm Crop Genes
1,254 wordsThe British Government describes genetic modification as the altering of the genetic material in that organism in a way that does not occur naturally or natural recombination or both. Therefore genetic modification produces organisms that would not occur in nature, unlike farming methods such as selective breeding which could occur naturally. To opposers of GM foods this constitutes a fundamental difference. Genetic modification is when DNA fragments are transferred into different cells through ...
Genetic Pollution Into Non Gm Crops
968 wordsREG MITCHELL's defence of "Frankenfoods" - genetically engineered (GE) farm products - in his Oct. 9 article "So-called Frankenfoods have no more pathogens than are found in nature" is a repetition of the mantra we hear daily from the global corporations that dominate agricultural biotechnology. His principal point seems to be that since life abounds with risks of various kinds (cancer-inducing elements in the environment, the risk of being hit by a truck) we shouldn't be concerned about the pos...
Development Of Gm Crops
2,224 wordsThe subject of GM foods in agriculture is a very touchy one. Some people feel passionately that GMO's can enhance our life and nurture generations to come. Others feel there's not been enough work done to ensure this is true. There are numerous pros and cons for both points of view. Even after having done thorough research on the subject myself, I can't give a whole-hearted opinion on the matter. If what large corporations such as Monsanto tell us are completely true, then what an accomplishment...
Tolerant Gene In Canola Crops
980 wordsGenetic modification of food sources has been used for centuries whether it has been using yeast to make bread rise or using rennet to make cheese. Today genetically modified food has become extremely advanced with technologists able to enhance or even delete particular characteristics in food It is even possible to create crops that are resistant to herbicides, which are cheaper to produce and are healthier, all by changing a bit of DNA. How is it modified? To produce genetically modified canol...
Non Gm Crops Farmers
360 wordsFor over two decades, genetically modified (GM) crops have been the subjects of numerous debates. Many arguments have been presented in support of and against the GM crops. In my opinion, the groups that support genetically engineering food have presented better arguments and have swayed me to their side. Using the web site "Harvest of Fear" as my only information and research regarding this subject, I have come to the conclusion that I do indeed feel that we should genetically modify crops. Gen...
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