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What are GMO's

What are GMO's

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  • Natural:other non-natural substances
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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.