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  • Golden Rice Pros And Cons

    Advocates of the use of genetic engineering techniques in food contend that the benefits would promote agricultural productivity, hence increase food supplies for the growing population and assist in feeding the world as well as contribute to one’s health. One example of a nutritional health benefits is the creation of Golden Rice.” To make Golden Rice, scientists insert genes into the edible part of the rice plant (Specter 13). Golden Rice is known to be enriched with vitamin A. The terrible thing is that Golden Rice has been banned for purchase. Calculated by “The Economic Power of the Golden Rice Opposition”, within the past decade the absence of Golden Rice has cost the loss of more than a million lives in just India alone (Specter 13).…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Golden Rice By John Robbins

    There are many types of rice, such as brown rice, sticky rice, and long-grain rice. They are all good for the human need, but what about the “Golden Rice”? In “Can GMOs Help End World Hunger?”, by John Robbins, the author explains how genetically engineered rice has failed to help the world hunger, and what he has discovered as the real purpose of Monsanto. At the beginning Robbins has used reliable sources to inform what was the “golden rice,” and he has well explained the advantage and…

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  • Golden Rice Can End World Hunger Analysis

    In Reinhard Renneberg’s article, “Golden rice can end world hunger,” he explains his ideas on the highly controversial topic of GMO Golden Rice. He begins the article by introducing the problem: 250 million children are suffering from provitamin A deficiency, which is important for resistance against infectious diseases. Renneberg’s solution is to use Golden Rice that is genetically modified containing maize DNA, which has provitamin A. He believes this to be a strong solution because rice is a…

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  • Golden Rice Effect

    Sewing Discord: To what effect will two controversial events influence when, if ever, Golden Rice go into distribution? Subject Area: World Studies: Science, Technology and Sociology Word Count: 3945 Session: May 2016 Acknowledgements I would like to thank my mentor, Mr. McLaughlin, for his valuable and constructive suggestions during the planning and developing of this essay and for taking the time to help me with this work. I would also like to thank Ms. Emma Reed for helping to…

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  • Are Gmo Good Or Bad

    A question that’s often asked is; what is a gmo, and how are they made? Scientist often take a gene that controls a desired trait in one plant-- less need for water, so it can survive a drought, for example-- and add it into a different plant. The end result: hardier crops, more colorful berries, even seedless watermelons and grapes (Paturel). One of gmos biggest benefits is certainly their health. Did you know that Vitamin A deficiency has killed 8 million kids in the last 12 years? Well,…

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  • Gmo's Argumentative Essay

    Golden rice is rice genetically engineered to make a substance called β-Carotene (Harvard University). This substance is what makes carrots appear orange and the body metabolizes it into Vitamin A (Harvard University). This crop was made to help people in under developed countries get a sufficient supply of Vitamin A. Herbicide resistant corn was made to combat crop death with weed killers(Harvard University). This in turn made the farmers use less herbicide and made a higher yield of…

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  • Genetic Engineering: The Food Of Tomorrow

    we could be able to provide cheap and easily grown foods to these countries. The golden rice program is a good example and also a good example of public GMOs. Low dietary intakes of iron, vitamin A, iodine, and zinc are the most damaging micronutrient deficiencies in the world. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is high among the poor, who eat mainly rice diets (Caulfield). The Golden rice project states that by genetically adding Vitamin A and zinc alone to the rice we could be able to save more than…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Gmo Foods

    “For example, scientists, hoping to eliminate the need for post-harvest processing, have genetically modified rice to contain significantly higher amounts of vitamin A.” this rice is called the golden rice is not yet legal in most countries, but according to experts it will be very soon (“Genetically Modified Foods”). Crops like golden rice could be very helpful to the third world countries. People in African and other third world countries who live in poverty can be fed by foods that are…

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  • Case Study Aquadvantage Salmon

    fluorescent protein.” Essentially, they can glow. Even though these fish provided way less controversy, they have been sold in widespread amounts. This is because they are not a part of the food market, which means that people are more willing to accept GM animals if they are not ingesting the animal. A certain aspect of AquAdvantage salmon that should be taken note of is how it relates to the RCI course themes Inequality and Diverse Ways of Thinking. To most people, inequality might not seem…

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  • Population Growth In Developing Countries

    being even higher at 80%. Whist genetic modification would not eliminate crop loss, it has the potential to reduce it considerably, as evidenced by yield rates of GM cotton grown in South Africa and India in 2008 increasing by 20% and 75% respectively. GM opposers often argue that although crop yields may increase, crop quality is negatively affected through modification. This is simply untrue. Malnutrition often presents as a problem in the developing world since the available range of food…

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