Genetically Modified Food: Can GMO’s feed the World?
3) Genomics e) Finding genes in  genome sequences Molecular Phylogenies
Bioengineering
Problem: Malnutrition <ul><li>Globally, </li></ul><ul><li>10 MILLION </li></ul><ul><li>children under the age of 5 die eve...
<ul><li>Most of these deaths could be  prevented  with better nutrition </li></ul>
<ul><li>Humanitarian aide for malnutrition has not been an effective  long term solution </li></ul>
Vitamin A Deficiency  <ul><li>VAD  is widely recognized as a globally significant problem </li></ul>
Vitamin A Deficiency <ul><li>   blindness </li></ul><ul><li>   immune system </li></ul><ul><li>   childhood death </li>...
Vitamin A Deficiency Worldwide
Rice <ul><li>Rice is a  staple food  for more then  3 billion  people worldwide </li></ul>3 billion  = Half the world’s po...
Golden Rice–  A possible solution?  <ul><li>researchers have been able to add a daffodil gene to the rice’s genome to crea...
Other GMO’s: <ul><li>Bt cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Iodized Salt </li></ul>
“ We, our society, has the responsibility of supporting GMO’s. If not, history will hold us responsible for avoidable deat...
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  • We have entered an age where we have the technology to modify foods and add nutrients that don’t normally exist in them. Genetically modified foods are often looked at in a negative light by environmentalists, however, it is possible to use the technology responsibly to temporarily alleviate the epidemic of malnutrition.
  • Enva Policy Golden Rice

    1. 1. Genetically Modified Food: Can GMO’s feed the World?
    2. 2. 3) Genomics e) Finding genes in genome sequences Molecular Phylogenies
    3. 3. Bioengineering
    4. 4. Problem: Malnutrition <ul><li>Globally, </li></ul><ul><li>10 MILLION </li></ul><ul><li>children under the age of 5 die every year </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Most of these deaths could be prevented with better nutrition </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Humanitarian aide for malnutrition has not been an effective long term solution </li></ul>
    7. 7. Vitamin A Deficiency <ul><li>VAD is widely recognized as a globally significant problem </li></ul>
    8. 8. Vitamin A Deficiency <ul><li> blindness </li></ul><ul><li> immune system </li></ul><ul><li> childhood death </li></ul><ul><li> pregnancy issues </li></ul><ul><li> cancer </li></ul>
    9. 9. Vitamin A Deficiency Worldwide
    10. 10. Rice <ul><li>Rice is a staple food for more then 3 billion people worldwide </li></ul>3 billion = Half the world’s population!!
    11. 11. Golden Rice– A possible solution? <ul><li>researchers have been able to add a daffodil gene to the rice’s genome to create golden rice . </li></ul>
    12. 12. Other GMO’s: <ul><li>Bt cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Iodized Salt </li></ul>
    13. 13. “ We, our society, has the responsibility of supporting GMO’s. If not, history will hold us responsible for avoidable death and suffering of millions, a crime against humanity.”

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