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Genetically modified organism

  1. 1. INFORMATION WATCH BLOG LION Anaïs 2 me année GIDO Genetically modified organism (GMOs)
  2. 2. Presentation A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism (animal, plant, bacterium) wich the genetic material is modified by a technique called « genetic engineering » to give it a new characteristic. jgvjhgjh
  3. 3. <ul><li>The controversy arising from GMOs is more or less strong from country to country, custom, or legislation. The presence of GMOs in diet and environment raises several questions. Indeed, scientists are incapable of being objective to estimate the advantages and drawbacks of this new technology, all the more so as science hasn’t yet found the answer to all all the questions on the GMO. hggjgjgjgjgghkjjhjjkj </li></ul><ul><li>Faced with health, environemental, ethical and commercial issues, an information watch on GMOs is indispensable so that concerned actors (in the agricultural, food-processing, medical domains, etc.) and population have an updated information such subjects as : legislation, applications in agriculture, health, etc… jhgjjhjfhfhhhgjgjgjhg </li></ul>Presentation (2)
  4. 4. Example of an article Cultivation of genetically modified plants: more or less pesticide? gmo-compass.org 11/17/2009 « Two current studies on the environmental influence of genetically modified (GM) plants arrive at differing results. According to one study, significantly more pesticide has been applied to fields since the cultivation of genetically modified plants began in 1996. The other study books substantial environmental relief through GM plants. (…) » Index terms : genetically modified organisms / pesticides /environment gmo-compass.org URL Access http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/news/476.docu.html Found with : RSS Feed of GMO Safety Tag : Genetically modified organism A.L.
  5. 5. Watch tools choosen <ul><li>RSS Feed on GMOs </li></ul><ul><li>Google News </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed for « genetically modified organism », « GMO » and </li></ul><ul><li>« GMOs » </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo News </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed for « genetically modified organism », « GMO » and </li></ul><ul><li>« GMOs » </li></ul><ul><li>New Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>URL access http://www.newscientist.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. Watch tools choosen (2) <ul><li>GMO Safety </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed for « News » and « Changes at GMO Safety » </li></ul><ul><li>URL access http:// www.gmo-compass.org / eng /home </li></ul><ul><li>Food and agriculture organization of United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed for « Biotechnology in food and agriculture » </li></ul><ul><li>URL Access http://www.fao.org/biotech/index.asp?lang=en </li></ul><ul><li>Science Daily </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed for « Genetic Modification News » </li></ul><ul><li>URL access </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.sciencedaily.com /news/ plants_animals / genetically </li></ul><ul><li>_modifie d/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Watch tools choosen (3) <ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>GMWatch </li></ul><ul><li>URL access http://www.gmwatch.org/newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Meridian Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter about food security and agricultural biotechnologies </li></ul><ul><li>URL Access http://www.merid.org/fs- </li></ul><ul><li>agbiotech/?gclid=CPLZttTDrp4CFV2X2AodhF5bvQ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Watch tools choosen (4) <ul><li>Web site </li></ul><ul><li>http:// environmentalcommons.org / gmo.html </li></ul><ul><li>For the « News section » of the web site which gives current </li></ul><ul><li>affairs about GMOs from the web site of Environmental Health </li></ul><ul><li>News available on http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ </li></ul>

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