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    New technological advances occur every day. These advances have begun to spill into most everything in modern society, such as agriculture, consumer health, the environment, food production, medicine, and much more. One of these advances is genetic engineering and the organisms that scientists genetically engineer called genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Today, there are many controversies over GMOs and whether or not they are good for society due to the process and possible repercussions…

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    “I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and convulsive motion agitated its limbs […] His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful” (Shelley 287). In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein gives life to a creature he had spliced together from the remains of bodies in the local cemetery. And just as Victor Frankenstein spliced together his monster, scientists around the globe are splicing together DNA sequences from multiple…

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    The excitement of the residents of the Love Canal has not lasted too long. More terrible news ensued. People living far away from the pollution center were beginning to worry about their own safety. In November 1978, more than 200 compounds were found in the landfill site of which about 200 tons contained hazardous dioxin Dioxin [2, 3, 7, and 8 tetrachlorodibenzoparadioxin (TCDD)], a highly toxic carcinogen. The identification of dioxins made the inhabitant extremely panic (Philips et al., 2007)…

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    Choosing Health

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    The most important aims of protecting and promoting health were to make sure that they improve the health of the public and also to lower health inequalities within the UK. Government was the main reason why they introduced lots of official documents, reports and legislations in order to improve the health across the public. Since the government have introduces the white paper in 2004 which was Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier, there has been a lot of improvement across the public…

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    Some might say a child expects its mother to give and mother expects its child to take. In similar ways we, humans, being the child of the earth take from the world and expect Mother Nature just to give. However, human mothers and physical mothers are finite resources and their children must be cognizant of this fact before it is too late. This relationship between a child and its mother demonstrates how the relationship between the human and non-human world is a selfish one. However, recent…

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    The environmental justice movement originated in national pulsation from all over the world, but the phenomenon of environmental injustice occurred in all countries and even the global society. The issues raised by the environmental justice movement are unpredictable significance. In the 1990s, the resulting environmental justice movement not only in the Western countries, but also in the Eastern counties (especially the less developed countries and regions) have received a wide range of…

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    Radioactive pollution is affecting our oceans greatly today. There are numerous reasons why radioactivity and radiation are bad for both you and the environment. Radiation consists of several particles, gamma rays, alpha particles, and other elements that can easily penetrate the human body. When they make their way into your body the biological cells which make up your body are damaged and may decompose, cause fatal cancers, and or genetic defects in future offspring. The more radiation one is…

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    DNA AND MUTATIONS DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) carries the genetic instructions. In 1953 the structure of DNA was discovered for the first time by J. Watson and F. Crick. They opposed that DNA is made up of two long strands or twisted chains. The structure of the DNA is similar to a ladder, with the sugar, and phosphate molecules forming the sides, and the base pairs forming the rungs. The shape of the DNA is double helix. There are 3 billion Human DNA, and more than 99% of those bases are…

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    Case Study Hydrofruit

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    Name Course Tutor Date Case Study: Hydrofruit, Inc.: Ripe for Harvest of Rotten Tomato Problem Statement: The director of MegaBank, Judson Dillon, has to decide the future of Hydrofruit by finalizing an investment worth $65 million in the company. In considering the company, Hudson notices that the industry requires additional workforce so that they can be able to harvest the tomatoes. However, he notes that there is a risk of the company hiring illegal immigrants without documents which will be…

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    have been made by people who either don 't understand or don 't agree with genetic engineering. This essay will serve to educate and explain misconstrued presumptions about genetically modified organisms being used in agriculture. Biotech crops were first officially integrated into agriculture in 1996. Since they were introduced, they have been the most rapid and widely adopted ag-innovation in history (Monsanto). Genetic modification allows researchers to insert genes from other unrelated…

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