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    When you see dextrose, soy lecithin, or high fructose corn syrup on a package of non-organic food, the food probably contains GMOs. GMOs are genetically modified organisms whose genes have been altered by some techniques of genetic engineering so, then the DNA contains one or more genes that are not normally found there from the beginning. When they are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from a bacteria, virus, insect,…

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    Hypothesis: The hypothesis being tested was that changes in anti-predatory behavior in captivity could explain the higher invasiveness of wild-caught exotic birds compared to captive-bred exotic birds. Summary: Invasive species are costly to ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as costly economically to remove or control. Identifying exotic species that have a high potential to become invasive is a preventative measure to control such events. One such identifying tool is anti-predatory…

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    Carrie, carrying a bucket of meat, walked to the fifteen foot high fence that separates her and her tiger. She then proceeded to open the fence and walk in. Carrie went over to the silver dish that was in the corner of the fenced in land and placed thirty-six pounds of meat in the dish. The tiger smelling the food, rushed over and devoured the food ,while carrie stood and watched. Carrie then turned her back to the large feline and began walking to the fence gate, not seeing that the tiger was…

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    The six factors summarized by HIPPCO include habitat destruction, degradation, and fragmentation; invasive species; population growth and increasing use of resources; pollution; climate change; and overexploitation. All these factors summarized by HIPPCO may be applied to whales to describe how their populations have been affected and will be affected in the future. Quite simply, the whale populations have been decimated by human activity and environmental catastrophes that have ultimately…

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    An invasive species is an organism that is not native and has negative effects on an economy, environment and health of an individual. Moreover, an invasive species can be a plant, animal or other organisms that might create negative impacts to the society. Furthermore, the definition can further be enumerated as a species that is non-native to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction creates results that are inefficient to those surrounding it. The impacts that are often created…

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    Introduction Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) have been very import and very controversial because of the great things they do, and the potential harm they may cause. GMO’s are categorized as a plant or animal who’s genes have been purposely changed to unnaturally adapt it (Siegel and Verity). Are GMO’s dangerous to humanity? Some people think so, and they argue against the integration of GMO’s in our food industry. While opponents may think that GMO’s belong in a laboratory, other people…

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    For example a potato contains glycoalkaloid and there are recorded incidents of human poisoning. Celery contains a natural chemical that turns toxic when exposed to sunlight. “So, the normal kind of breeding can produce risks, just as any other genetic or other kinds of breeding can produce risks.” [Hotchkiss] This is why we must use a common sense approach to labeling. We cannot label everything. Additives that are toxic or known allergens are prohibited and prohibited ingredients would…

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    “Invasive species” refers to an ‘alien species’ whose introduction ‘does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human health.’ Although this is a species that is not native to a particular ecosystem, it is important to realise that not all non-native species are invasive. A ‘native’ species is one which is found within a particular region. An invasive species has the potential to influence a wide range of areas, including; environmental, economic and social factors.…

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    Exotic animals are constantly being conformed to becoming something that they would never be. People all over the world try to train wild animals as having the behavior of a domestic animal. This can be dangerous to the human given the fact that there are over thousands of years of evolution between a domestic animal and a wild animal. The dangers are eminent and unpredictable and people need to realize what they are trying to do is impossible and not to mention dangerous to their health and…

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    Invasive Species

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    Invasive species are easily comparable to the explorers of the old days. Explorers could be helpful by introducing new supplies, like horses, during the big Columbian Exchange. Explorers could also be largely negative, bringing disease and slavery into the nations they conquered. Explorers sometimes just set up trade relations and left well enough alone. Much like these explorers, invasive species have the propensity to help, hurt, or assimilate into their new surroundings. Experts on invasive…

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