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    The world is constantly changing, therefore the way food is grown must change too. Companies are adding GMO’s or Genetically Modified Organisms to food without telling consumers. These Genetically Modified Organisms are used to help food grow and deal with the weather changes and parasites. Congress has passed a bill that requires companies to label products made with GMO’s. I think Congress made a smart decision to make companies label their products. People need to know what they are putting…

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    Gmo Environmental Impact

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    ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Direct Environmental Impacts GMOs environmental record demonstrates that they are highly likely to have a deleterious effect on long-term food supplies because they are already damaging the environment. U.N. scientist Olivier De Schutter has discovered that the production of genetically modified grain seeds—for corn, soybeans, rice and other staple crops—has eliminated 75% or more of the wild species of these grains (Schutter “Seed Policies”). A disease that destroys the…

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    Stewart Brand Case Study

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    artificial regeneration would lead to “conservation” of lost-species, the purpose of conservation should also be thought in terms of money. When Ehrlich stated that de-extinction, or rather “uninterested” genetics, is “a fascinating but dumb idea”, the CEO and Ehrlich were correct since genetic evolution, is an unnecessary medium of science which involves the expenditure of large amounts of resources and requirements and garners risk…

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    GMO Regulation

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    A GMO is any kind of organism, plant, or animal whose genetic material has been altered though genetic engineering. According to Lecia Bushak, a journalist with a major in journalism from NYU who specializes in covering mental health and international news, GMOs are used to create high-quality crops that can withstand certain pesticides and herbicides, making it easier to get rid of weeds (Bushak, 2015). While biotechnology like GMOs may not be able to solve hunger and malnutrition issues, it…

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    Essay On Gmo Labeling

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    is not labeled correctly (Storm 4). Certain states don’t think they need to label products but congress feels as if it would be easier and safer if all products have GMO labels. In addition to the previous sentence, Congress made a law called the Genetic Engineering act passed in 2014. Congress then said they have 2 years to make mandatory labeling requirements. The labeling requirement stated it must have some sort of symbol (Farquhar 18,19). In 2018 whole food marketing will require labels on…

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    Socioeconomic Class

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    Socioeconomic Class The minorities that live in low-income communities have to deal with lack of green space because it is now seen as an additional purchase in most communities. For those that are low-income typically are located in the city and have to face the dire consequences of local businesses. The businesses can release fossil fuels, chemicals, and other toxic wastes that have negative impacts on the health of many people. Studies have shown that pregnant women prexpose their children to…

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    Irrational Fear

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    Irrational Fear of Chemicals Genetic engineering could sustain mankind and solve a pile of environmental issues - if only environmentalists would let it. Sometimes, politics gets in the way of logic, and for this reason, there is opposition to the genetic modification of organisms. The accomplishments of those that work on the genetic modification of organisms, especially food crops include the saving of lives, improvement of the environment, and helping solve world hunger. If we give them the…

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    Although genetic engineering helps to solve many problems including famine, it is moving forward too fast, changing the way things happen naturally, and therefore posing many risks. GMOs are transferring genes in a much more unpredictable way compared to natural breeding. Natural breeding is that a member of one species can not produce fertile offspring with a member of another species. Genetic Engineering as one of the branches of modern science makes it possible to transfer genes not only…

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    DNA. E. Coli was the bacteria that was first used to accept the plasmid known as pSC101 which was resistant to certain antibiotics (Genetics and Genomics Timeline). After repetition of this new process they decided to use the genes from the Xenopus laevis toad into E. Coli bacteria. They saw that the bacteria reproduced at an astonishing rate and recorded that the genetic material from the toad passed through different generations of E. Coli bacteria. Soon after these experiments, there were…

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    Genetic engineering is a very powerful and potentially dangerous scientific application used to modify/alter an organism 's DNA. This technique uses biotechnology, which is the use of genetic engineering for commercial purposes, to introduce a desirable trait into an organism by affecting it on a molecular level (UNL 's AgBiosafety for Educator). These kinds of methods involve the addition, replacement, or deletion of certain strands of DNA. Introductions of DNA can come from either the same or…

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