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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.

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  • Genetically Modified Food: Can GMO’s feed the World?
  • 3) Genomics e) Finding genes in genome sequences Molecular Phylogenies
  • Bioengineering
  • Problem: Malnutrition
    • Globally,
    • 10 MILLION
    • children under the age of 5 die every year
    • Most of these deaths could be prevented with better nutrition
    • Humanitarian aide for malnutrition has not been an effective long term solution
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
    • VAD is widely recognized as a globally significant problem
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
    •  blindness
    •  immune system
    •  childhood death
    •  pregnancy issues
    •  cancer
  • Vitamin A Deficiency Worldwide
  • Rice
    • Rice is a staple food for more then 3 billion people worldwide
    3 billion = Half the world’s population!!
  • Golden Rice– A possible solution?
    • researchers have been able to add a daffodil gene to the rice’s genome to create golden rice .
  • Other GMO’s:
    • Bt cotton
    • Iodized Salt
  • “ 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.”