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Whether or not genetically modified foods should be labeled
Whether or not genetically modified foods should be labeled
Whether or not genetically modified foods should be labeled
Whether or not genetically modified foods should be labeled
Whether or not genetically modified foods should be labeled
Whether or not genetically modified foods should be labeled
Whether or not genetically modified foods should be labeled
Whether or not genetically modified foods should be labeled
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Whether or not genetically modified foods should be labeled

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  • 1. Whether or not GeneticallyModified Foods Should be Labeled
  • 2. How they are Created• Using biotechnology to change their genetic material• Viral carriers can be added to a food which will inject the cells with their DNA and change the food’s genetic material.• Bacterium can infect cells with their DNA as well.• Adding a second copy of a gene the other way around will silence the gene.
  • 3. Reasons for Creating them• Can introduce a desired gene or deactivate an unwanted one.• Increase shelf life• Become resistant to pesticides or insecticides• Increase crop nutrition yield• Not time consuming• Accurate• Produce pesticides to enable growing in more environments• Results save money
  • 4. Issues Against Creating them• The effects of genetic modification can cause the death rate of other organisms to rise.• Genetically modified plants that produce their own pesticides cause insects to become immune to them leaving companies at a loss.• Gene transfer can spread to other species causing a different possibly negative effect.• Can create new allergen• There are unknown human health risks involved. Possibly bad for the digestive tract• More expensive to grow and engineer
  • 5. Arguments Against Labeling them• Very expensive• It’s not harmful anyway.• Products taste the same or better since they last longer.• No conclusive data on harmful effects
  • 6. Arguments for Labeling them• People have the right to know what’s been done to their food.• Studies on the effects of GM foods are taking place now.• Predicted to be possibly harmful based on animal experimentation• Against some religions
  • 7. Conclusion The production and solicitation to the publicof GM foods should be stopped until test results areconclusive. If there are possibilities that GM foodshave a negative effect on the human digestivetract, they should not be being sold. If studies showthat there are no negative effects on humans thenthe money spent on a label is not necessary but, ifthere are negative effects in certain conditions, thatinformation should be displayed on the packagingof the food.
  • 8. Bibliography• "Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?" Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful? N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.• "The Effects of Genetically Modified Foods." Genetically Modified Foods. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013• "Genetically Modified Foods - Techniques." Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.

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