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    Genetically Modified Crops

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    For a majority of countries around the world, agriculture remains at the forefront of their economic stature. The portion of countries that have moved away from agriculture, tend to work on and improve manufacturing and technology-based businesses. Even though agriculture is not a priority amongst the job market in more developed countries, like the United States, it is still important due to being the most reliable source of food. So applying advancements to agriculture seems like a novel idea, and scientists started experimenting with the idea of genetically modified (GM) crops. GM crops have become more and more prevalent across developed countries, but other countries still have yet to see the improvements GM crops could make towards their development. By examining the benefits and questions GM crops have raised in the United States and non-developed countries, there will be strong case for why GM crops should be endorsed across the planet. The benefits of growing GM crops have caused a belief that science has found a way to successfully continue other economic ventures while agriculture remains to improve. In the US, a great number of farmers have adapted their fields to growing GM crops. Some of the examined effects GM crops have had to the environment and the economy of the US have been highlighted in the article The Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States (2010), by Kara Laney. According to Laney, the environmental effects…

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    to pests, viruses, and drought, and to improve their shelf life and nutritional value” (http://www.glutenfreeliving.com/gluten-free-lifestyle/non-gmo/gmo-impact-on-diet/). Using GMOs, scientists could turn on and turn off genes that cause pest attraction. Altering the DNA of crops has been proven safe over and over. GM foods could also potentially end our world hunger crisis. We lose a lot of the world’s crops every year because of global warming and harsh growing conditions around the world. If…

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    In the modern society, there is an increase number of people concerned about food safety around the world. These food safety worries are primary about some new food species. This food which combines their DNA by using genetic technology is called genetically modified (GM) food. Scientists can make specific changes to food’s genetic structure and can alter food’s original characteristics. There are both advantages and disadvantages of GM food. The benefits of GM food are that researchers can…

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    operational yield. Intrinsic yield is the highest possible yield that can reached under ideal conditions. Operational yield is the yield obtained under normal condition, including factors like pests and stress that leads to lower yields. A study done by Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists and former biotechnology adviser to the US Environmental Protection Agency, indicates GM technology does not raise the intrinsic yield of any crop. The intrinsic…

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    caused by certain substances in food, feed and plant protection products, or the introduction and spread of plant pests. The environmental risk assessment of GM crops requires the following checks: 1) invasiveness (weediness) of the GM crop, 2) gene flow to sexually compatible wild relatives, 3) horizontal gene transfer (movement of genetic material between unicellular and/or multicellular organisms), and 4) ecological effects including the potential impact on non-target organisms(NTO)…

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    Work Cited Kreipe, Marie. Genetically Modified Food. Hamburg, DE: Diplomica Verlag, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 23 March 2016. Marie Kriepe begins her book by precisely defining and describing what genetically modified (GM) food is. She mentions how GM food is based from GM organisms whose DNA has been unnaturally altered. The reasons given for doing so include: agricultural productivity, pest and disease resistance, and nutritionally healthier food. Genetically modified foods have, for the…

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    Opposition To Bt Corn

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    Bt Corn “In the United States, 33% of all crops are lost to disease, weeds, and insects. Since the 1940s, crop losses due to insects have risen from about 7 to 13%” (Linacre, Thompson, 2003). GMO 's are foods that have been genetically modified to control for pest, control food spoilage, or to make our foods bigger. Scientist do this by inserting genes of different species into our foods. One of those foods that have been genetically modified is our corn. BT corn was genetically changed by…

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    modified food? Genetically modified foods are foods produced from organisms that have had their DNA altered using genetic engineering. Genetic engineering techniques allow for new traits as well as greater control over traits. Most food alterations have primarily focused on cash crops in high demand by farmers. Genetically modified crops or food have been altered for resistance to pathogens and herbicides. Genetically Modified livestock have been developed. Effect of genetically modified crops…

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    gene can come from any other organism. Then using a biolistic (a Gene ‘gun’) you inject the target gene into the DNA of the plant cell, thus, giving it the wanted trait. There are 3 types of modifications. The first is transgenic. Transgenic plants have genes inserted into them that are form another species (these can come from species from the same kingdom). The second is cisgenic. Cisgenic uses genes found within the same species or species that are closely related. The third is subgenic.…

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    Pros And Cons Of GMO

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    of food production and decrease the amount of famine and hunger in the continent itself. “Worldwide consumption of maize is more than 116 million tons, with Africa consuming 30% and SSA 21%” (4) Although Africa consumes 30% of the world’s corn, “farmers in Africa typically can produce one-sixth of the maize that a U.S. farmer produces” (4) Corn produced in Africa is rain fed, and due to irregular rainfall, drought is a common occurrence for African farmers. GMO crops have the ability to reduce…

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