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  • Modified Food For The Plants
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    Genetically modifying foods is an imprecise experiment with widespread repercussions that is harmful to practically everyone involved and should be stopped. This relatively modern technology gives scientists the ability to change and swap the DNA make-up of any species. While this may seem like a breakthrough, it causes many problems for people who eat the modified food, for the plants that are changed, for the farmers who typically grow the original plants, and also for the environment. Another...
  • Engineered Plants Genetic Engineering
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    Genetically Engineered Plants Genetic engineering has some history of good and bad. In 1989 as a result of the food supplement Tryptophan, 37 people died, 1500 were permanently disabled, and 5000 were very ill as result of high toxin levels in the food. No one knows the future side effects. Such as in August 19994, corn crops grew three inches tall and then suddenly fell over dead, because past crops drained the soil of most nutrients. Genetics have some new applications. They have newer and bet...
  • Type Of Food People
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    Genetically Modified Food Genetically modified foods are the plants that are modified in the laboratory through procedures of improving their nutritious picture and developing the new and improved species of food that people will later consume. People have been doing this for ages by natural ways of plant selection and natural matching of different kinds of plants, for example creating new kind of wine grapes by matching two kinds to get a new one. This was all done in a natural way and by natur...
  • Biotechnology Crops And Foods
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    Bibliography 1. web Copyright 2000-2004 by the SCOPE Research Group (UC Berkeley, UW, S), all rights reserved. 2. web 3. web (c) 1998-2004 English Nature, North minster House, Peterborough PE 1 1 UA England 4. web web Copyright (c) 2004 The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology Agricultural biotechnology is a collection of scientific techniques, including genetic engineering, that are used to create, improve, or modify plants, animals, and microorganisms. Using conventional techniques, such a...
  • Gm Foods
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    Biotechnology Position Paper Genetically engineered and modified foods are not only one of the worlds prime concerns, but have recently developed into one of the most widely debated issues in all of North America. Arguments aside, the problem is going to be one that the world is going to have to feel the results of, whether prepared or not. Newly expanded research regarding biotechnology presents a willing audience with a whole new outlook on just how far scientific investigation and expansion c...
  • Health Effects Of Gm Food
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    Introduction to genetically modified food 1.1- Purpose and objectives Our purpose in conducting this study was to find out consumer^aeurtm receptiveness to the concept of food that is genetically modified. This was in lieu of the food scare in the US and Britain, where terms like ^aEUR~frankenstein food^aEURTM and ^aEUR~terminator technology^aEURTM are churned out on a daily basis by the western media. The concept, being relatively new in this region, or at least not enjoying as much coverage in...
  • Damaging Effects Of Genetic Engineering
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    GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS- RISK TO HUMANITY Giant transnational companies are carrying out a dangerous global experiment by introducing large numbers of genetically engineered foods into our diet. Genetic manipulations can result in unanticipated harmful effects, and because genetically engineered foods are not tested sufficiently, this experiment not only jeopardizes the health of individuals, but could also lead to global food shortages and extensive ecological hazards. Due to genetically m...
  • Food Plants
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    Our species have been hunter-gatherers for most of the time we have existed on the Earth. The people of the Paleolithic period adapted themselves to the environment of the time, taking food as and when it was available and hunted game which resulted in a high percentage of their food being meat. Evidence suggests that before the end of the Paleolithic period, hunters would have noted the migratory patterns of the herds they hunted and learned which plants were nutritious and not poisonous. Fruit...
  • Genes In Some Plant
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    INTRODUCTION This paper is about Biotechnology and its use in creating new food products. In researching this paper, I found there is a lot of information on this subject and a lot of debate on the creation of genetically altered food, medicine, crops, and more. I decided to do my paper on the genetically altered food part of the subject. I will discuss what biotechnology is, who is for it and who is against it, and what some of the ethical concerns are when it comes to growing genetically modif...
  • Modified Foods
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    Genetically Modified Foods Are genetically modified foods safe Genetically modified foods are crop plants created for human or animal consumption using molecular biological techniques. These plants have been modified to enhance certain traits like increased resistance to herbicides or improve nutritional content. This process traditionally has been done through breeding, but is not very accurate. Scientists have been using biotechnology to implant the gene that makes the plants act the way they ...
  • Irradiation Of Food
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    Using Irradiation to Make Food Safer for Consumers In the world today, there is a limited access to fresh and uncontaminated food. Gunjan Sihna, of Popular Science, reports that "The U.S. Centers of Disease Control estimates 6.5 million confirmed cases and more than 25 million additional unreported incidents of food poisoning each year" (65). For example, with seventy-five percent of the chicken in Europe and sixty percent of the chicken in the United States infected, salmonella is a serious pro...
  • Real Importance Of Plants On Planet Earth
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    'Plants As We See Them Plants are all around us, renowned for their aesthetic appeal; their colours and structures lend themselves to decoration. Plants are used in celebrations and commiserations and are often celebrated in their own right- the annual Michigan potato festival being a good example. Plants are associated with national identity. The Scottish thistle; Irish Shamrock; Welsh leeks and daffodils. Many national flags feature plants, the Cedar tree on the Lebanese flag, and the Maple le...
  • Fire Escarpment And Forest Succession Question
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    Objective: The purpose of going to Brown County was to practice observation skills by studying species in their environments. We tested and / or observed four things: forest succession after a fire, plant growth and light intensity, shore structure and animal life, and emergent properties. Part I: The Fire Escarpment and Forest Succession Question: What is the effect of deer overpopulation on succession in the fire escarpment? Background: Forest succession, occurring in two parts, is the rebuild...
  • Current Use Of Gm Foods
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    Next time you sit down to your home cooked dinner, you may want to take a moment to ponder your plate. Your lamp chops, tomatoes, and corn-on the cob may look the same as usual, but it's quite possible that the lamb contains human genes, the tomato has been genetically altered for a longer shelf life and the corn has modified to resist infestations from the corn borer. This may come as a surprise to you now, but it certainly isn't news to the government agencies established to protect our food s...
  • Modified Food Advantages Genetically Modified Food
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    Genetically Modified Food - Advantages Genetically Modified (GM) food has received a lot of flack from interest groups in the last few years, but I don't think that it is as bad as some claim it to be. For some, GM foods are thought to be harmful. What foods are potentially dangerous and what are the risks? I think that from a biologist point of view, that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Today, genetically engineered food is at the centre of the controversy. First, one must understand...

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