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Gmo foods

  1. 1. An Evaluation of GM Crops And Their Benefits and Impacts N Nick Veenstra
  2. 2. Historical Context Nick Veenstra <ul><li>1973 - First recombinant DNA experiment
  3. 3. 1993 - FDA approves GMO crops
  4. 4. 1994 - Flavr Savr tomato by Calgene
  5. 5. 1995 - GMO corn and soy are planted
  6. 6. 1997 – 7% GMO Soy, 1.5% GMO Corn
  7. 7. 2003 – EU demands labeling of GMO foods
  8. 8. 2007 – GMO alfalfa removed from market
  9. 9. 2010 – 93% / 77% GMO Soy, 86% / 26% GMO </li></ul>
  10. 10. GMO Food Yields Nick Veenstra <ul><li>Some increase in corn yield
  11. 11. Virtually no increase in bean yield </li></ul>
  12. 12. GMO Food Yields Nick Veenstra <ul><li>Some increase in corn yield
  13. 13. Virtually no increase in bean yield </li></ul>
  14. 14. GMO Cost Benefits Nick Veenstra <ul><li>GMO soy cost per acre lower than conventional soy
  15. 15. GMO soy return per acre lower than conventional soy
  16. 16. GMO corn cost per acre higher than conventional corn
  17. 17. GMO corn return per acre higher than conventional corn
  18. 18. No cost benefit </li></ul>
  19. 19. Negative GMO Consequences Nick Veenstra <ul><li>Unforeseen long term health effects
  20. 20. Human allergies to new proteins
  21. 21. Reduced genetic variance
  22. 22. Cross pollination into unintended strains
  23. 23. Food patents </li></ul>
  24. 24. GMO Foods Unethical Nick Veenstra <ul><li>Utilitarianism
  25. 25. Non-Malficence
  26. 26. Natural Law </li></ul>
  27. 27. Sherlock, Richard, and John D. Morrey. &quot;Ten Reasons Why Biotechnology Will Not Ensure Food Security, Protect the Environment, or Reduce Poverty in the Developing World.&quot; Ethical Issues in Biotechnology . Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. Print. Kuiper, Harry A., Gijs A. Kleter, Hub P. J. M. Noteborn, and Esther J. Kok. &quot;Assessment of the Food Safety Issues Related to Genetically Modified Foods.&quot; The Plant Journal 27.6 (2001): 503-28. Print. Curtis, K.R., McCluskey, J.J., & Wahl, T.I. (2004). Consumer acceptance of genetically modified food products in the developing world. AgBioForum , 7 (1&2), 70-75. Luff, Mar, Stephen. &quot;GMO Timeline.&quot; Delicious Living - Real Food, Natural Health, Green Planet | Green Living, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Organic Cooking Recipes, Organic Lifestyles, Healthy Dieting . 1 Mar. 2005. Web. 08 Oct. 2010. < http://deliciouslivingmag.com/greenliving/dl_article_1558/ >. Duffy, Mike. &quot;GMOs Have Little Effect on Farmer's Profits.&quot; Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture . 1999. Web. 08 Oct. 2010. < http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/pubs/nwl/1999/1999-3-leoletter/99-3gmoduffy.htm >. &quot;History Of Genetically Modified Crops.&quot; Free Articles Directory | Submit Articles - ArticlesBase.com . 27 Apr. 2009. Web. 08 Oct. 2010. <http://www.articlesbase.com/nutrition-articles/history-of-genetically-modified-crops-889113.html>.

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