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What are GMO's

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  • 1. Alethiology Club GMO’s
  • 2. Organic VS. Natural
    • Organic does not allow any of these things.
    • food labeled "all natural" can contain:
    • pesticides
    • herbicides
    • toxic heavy metals
    • trace amounts of PCBs
    • toxic fluoride
    • hidden MSG
    • high-temperature cooking byproducts
    • synthetic chemical vitamins
    • Radiation
    • gmo
    http://www.live-the-organic-life.com/natural- vs -organic.html
  • 3. What is a GMO??? “Genetically Modified Organism”
    • Any organism created by overstepping natures boundaries.
    • Ex: A strawberry with fish DNA.
    • "insect resistant" or "herbicide tolerant."
    http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php
  • 4. So Why are GMO’s bad? http://www.organicauthority.com/foodie-buzz/eight-reasons-gmos-are-bad-for-you.html 11.POOR SOIL QUALITY 10. NEED MORE PESTICIDES AND HERBECIDES THAN REGULAR CROPS 9.SOIL EROSION 8.UNRESTRICTED IN NATURE 7. THEY ARE UNLABELED IN THE U.S. 6.MONOCULTURE 5. PLANTS CAN DEVELOP A RESISTANCE TO HERBICIDES 26 states have supperweed 4. SOME GMO PLANTS DO NOT REPRODUCE 3. MAKES PESTS DEVELOP A RESISTANCE TO PESTICIDES 2.LOWER NUTRIENT DENSITY/ LOWER YIELDS 1.UNTESTED
  • 5. How are they made?
    • Because living organisms have natural barriers to protect themselves against the introduction of DNA from a different species, genetic engineers must force the DNA from one organism into another. Their methods include:
    • Using viruses or bacteria to "infect" animal or plant cells with the new DNA.
    • Coating DNA onto tiny metal pellets, and firing it with a special gun into the cells.
    • Injecting the new DNA into fertilized eggs with a very fine needle.
    • Using electric shocks to create holes in the membrane covering sperm, and then forcing the new DNA into the sperm through these holes.
    • http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-basics/the-ge-process
  • 6. What the GMO’s promise
    • Less pesticides and herbicides.
    • Higher yields
    • Better quality food
    • scientists recently found that the insecticide in GE corn is now showing up in our bloodstream and the umbilical cord blood of pregnant women
  • 7.
    • Economical:
    • Ruins the farmers
    • The tax payer have to pay for it (tax subsidies)
    • Environmental:
    • It is uncontrollable
    • Pesticides & herbicides an increase of 383 million pounds
    • Health:
    • Pesticides and herbicides in the food and in the environment
    • Not as nutritious
    • Persistent
    • Unknown side effects
    • Ethical:
    • No informed consent
    • Farmers sued for their crop contamination
    • Patenting life
    • Monsanto’s goal to control the worlds food supply
  • 8. Help stop this
    • Download the True Food Shopper’s Guide from the Center for Food Safety for a list of brands with products that claim to be made without genetic engineering (also available via mobile app).
    • 8 steps
    • http://justlabelit.org/why-label/8-things-you-can-do
    • Shopping guide
    • http://truefoodnow.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/cfs-shoppers-guide.pdf
  • 9. Help collect signatures
    • http:// organicconsumersfund .org/
    • 504,760 qualifying signatures to get on the ballot, we should count on gathering 800,000 to make sure we have enough valid signatures.
    • Starting in late December 2011 and ending April 18, 2012
    • I can commit to gathering X (1000) signatures. That's X (72) signatures a week for X (14) weeks.