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    modified crops Genetically modified crops are being grown in 23 different countries. They cause crops to grow in a certain way and it is also a very precise way of doing it. For example crops have certain characteristics that are inserted into the plant in order to genetically modify crops. Genetically modified crops have many positive impacts, but also have negative impacts to. GM crops means that there is an increase in yield and also means that there is a reduced chance of the crops being…

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    The article that I chose to read is called “Ethical Discourse on the Use of Genetically Modified Crops: A Review of Academic Publications in the Fields of Ecology and Environmental Ethics.” The authors, Daniel Gregorowius, Petra Lindemann-Matthies, and Markus Huppenbauer, discuss the ethical issues present in a multitude of academic articles in regards to the use of genetically modified crops. The authors of this article are all staff members at different universities and specialize in the…

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    Oil Seed Crops Case Study

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    Comparative analysis of oil seed crop The comparative analysis from the LCA of sunflower, soybean, and canola per impact category are shown in Table 2. According to the results reported in the table 2, soybean was the oil seed with the the best environmental profile regardless the impact category. In contrast, sunflower was the oil seed crop with worst environmental results in almost all the categories. Environmental results were same pattern for the three crops, but sunflower has a higher…

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    small village in a rural area struggles with crop failure that affects everyone. The children are unable to focus in school on the topic as their stomachs rumble. Families struggle to put food on the table, farmer’s fields are bare of life. In a large city fresh food is scarce and overpriced, the frost came early this year. Without genetically engineering food, harsh weather conditions, and sudden catastrophes are able to wipe out thousands of necessary crops. Though the usage of genetic…

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    Weebadde explained how genetically engineered crops are developed using a combination of genetic engineering and conventional plan breeding methods (3). Genetic engineering is a five step process. The five steps include: to obtain and engineer the desired gene using recombinant DNA technology, transfer the engineered gene into cells of the desired plant, regenerate cells with…

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    Rhetorical Analysis A paper that I have written called, “To Modify or not to Modify?: An Argument for Genetically Modified Crops”, presents an argument in support of GM crops. In order to investigate the quality of the paper, I will analyze my own writing. Here I will look back on my writing, and give an rhetorical analysis regarding the persuasiveness of my argument, as well as the effects of the argument on others. The main argument of the paper defended the safety of genetically modified…

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    industry as a whole is unethical; using schemes to lure consumers into buying their unhealthy products, industrial farming causing destruction to ecosystems nearby, and the decline of societies overall health and awareness. In the article, “When a Crop Becomes King,” by Michael Pollan, the author describes the way corn has completely dominated the farming and food industry, and how it has negatively hurt land and local farmers. Wendell Berry introduces the point of how consumers play a crucial…

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    INTEGRATED CROP MANAGEMENT OF MAIZE I. Integrated Crop Management - ICM 1. What is ICM? ICM is a manufacturing process to effectively provide sufficient food and other products, reducing the consumption of material resources, protecting the quality of soil, water, air, and biodiversity. 2. The basics of ICM - Plant care and nutrition management: + Using the high-yielding and disease-free seeds of good crop varieties + Ensuring planting density to promote the yield potential of varieties +…

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    Can You Really Create the Perfect Crop? To what extents are people willing to go, what are they willing to sacrifice for a “perfect crop”. In the last fifty years a new technology has emerged it focuses on GMO’s.”GMO 's (or “genetically modified organisms”) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering” (GMO). This topic has been controversial since its debut and many pros and cons are repeatedly brought forth. At…

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    resources are scarce, so achieving maximum efficiency in crop production has to be accomplished through utilizing the resources to make things people need. If this is not the case, then the valuable resources, such as crops, are being mis-allocated. The most important aspect to be considering in efficiency is if the output is being maximized to…

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