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Genetically modified food

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  • 1.  By: Sydney Botts
  • 2. Genetic Engineering = It’s the manipulation of genes that can be transferred from one species to another Genetic Mutations = Genes that are moved from one organism to another
  • 3.  tomato Corn Soy bean Bananas Strawberries pineapples
  • 4. Way #1 Transfer the selected genes between the species by attaching the transgene and other necessary genes to transfer a plasmid. The transfer plasmid is then made in a test tube and inserted into the bacteria After the transfer plasmid is inside the host, it releases the plasmid. The host cells DNA takes in the information.
  • 5. Way #2 The transgene copies and the associated genes are painted onto microscopic metal particles. The microscopic particles are shot into the nucleus of the host cell with a “gene gun.” After the tiny metal particles enter the plant cell’s nucleus the transgenic DNA inserts itself into the host DNA.
  • 6.  Reduce the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer Improve the use of available land Produce future specialty crops Health benefits: increased levels of antioxidants and vitamin C Last longer, and is tougher (ie: Tomato)
  • 7.  Costs more Might be awhile before sold on the market Questionable about health affects Environmental risks Allergic reactions Reduction in crop diversity
  • 8.  