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    Fake Food… to Eat or Not to Eat Throughout the world, foods are being genetically modified to improve production, lower price, and make the food more resistant to insects ( Agadoni). However, along with the use of genetically engineered crops follows controversy. Genetically modified foods, or GM’s, have a big support group but also an equally as big opposition. The use of genetically modified foods in the global supply should be limited to need based situations and only after more than enough testing to ensure that the food is safe enough for consumption. One of the biggest controversies regarding genetically modified foods is the safety of them. Source D informs readers that there are potential impacts on human health such as allergens, and antibiotic resistance markers along with potential environmental impacts of possible cross-pollination, or loss of flora/fauna biodiversity. In South Africa, the UN stepped in to provide tons of food as aid to the starving population. However a number of the countries declined to taking the GM grains. “Citing health and environmental concerns, Zimbabwe blocked the Gm food aid from entering the country” (Manda). Zambia is another country who has declined the offer of genetically modified foods from the UN. Despite almost thirty percent…

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    GM food should be allowed around the world Currently, genetically modified foods are such an embedded part of our food system. There have been 33 years since 1982 FDA approved the first GMO appears on the market, but it still has some controversies on genetically modified food. Most of controversies surrounding the safety of genetically modified foods, the environment problem, the economic growth and other issues. Some people think genetically modified food are not good while others believe…

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    Genetically modified crops were first produced in 1982 and commercially introduced in 1996. Plants are no longer victim to pesticide use or climate conditions. Farmers in third world countries are now able to produce more crops with higher nutrition levels. Vaccinations can potentially be made and administered as edible substances. While many consumers graciously accepted them due to their possible benefits, others protested their introduction due to a lack of evidence concerning potential…

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    What is Genetically Modified Food? Genetically modified (GM) foods are defined as "foods derived from organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally, e.g. through the introduction of a gene from a different organism" (WHO, 2015). Genetic engineering (also called modern biotechnology or gene technology) performs this modification. The specific genes selected from one organism are transferred to another within different species such as animals,…

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    Pros And Cons Of Gmo Foods

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    GMOs (Genetically modified organisms) are any organisms which have had the genetic code in their cells modified by humans on the molecular level. This is used to bring out specific traits that are more desirable. (Hanrahan) The controversy lies in the testing of GM foods for potential side effects and beliefs that these are unnatural and should not be consumed. The second beliefs are often based off or moral or religious concerns and they are easy to discount. The testing, however, is a far more…

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    GM Crops Pros And Cons

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    to support the world’s growing population. Today, we face a similar problem. The Earth’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and world agricultural production needs to rise 50% to accommodate that growth (Royal Society)1. Fortunately, advances in biotechnology have allowed humans to manipulate the genetic material of crops to create more productive variants. However, these genetically engineered…

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    How Genetically Modified Organism’s Affect Our World How genetically modified organism’s effect our world genetically modified organisms are a big part of everyday life and most of us don’t realize it. You can find these organisms in everything from the food you eat to the drugs you take. A genetically modified organism is an organism that has had their genetic makeup altered by genetic engineering. These organisms are modified by mutating, inserting, or deleting their genes. There are many…

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    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, animals, or humans. The controversy itself is whether or not farmer should be using…

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    Genetically modified organisms or GMO’s are organisms that has been altered using genetic engineering which, consist of bacteria, plants, and animals. Genetically modified organism have been engineered for two main applications which is agricultural production and scientific research. There are many negative effects of genetically modified organisms as in the impact it has on the environment, and the health and wellbeing of animals and humans. Some of the different types of health effects are…

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