Genetically Modified Food

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Genetically Modified Food

  1. 1. GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD <br />
  2. 2. DID YOU KNOW THAT…<br />80%<br />OF OUR GROCERIES IN GERMANY SOMEHOW CAME INTO CONTACT WITH GENETIC ENGINEERING WHILE THEIR PRODUCTION?<br />
  3. 3. WHATIS GM FOOD?<br />GM food products have had their genetic characteristics altered through genetic engineering techniques.<br />
  4. 4. THE METHOD<br />Step 2<br />They locate the gene and cut it out with the help of enzymes<br />Step 1<br />Scientists take out the DNA from one organism<br />Step 3<br />Then the gene is bounded with a marker gene<br />Step 4<br />Scientists insert the new recombinant DNA<br />
  5. 5. MOST COMMON GM CROPS<br />
  6. 6. 70% OF WORLDS SOY PRODUCTION HAS BEEN GENETICALLY MODIFIED <br />
  7. 7. THERE ARE TWO MAIN TYPES OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS THAT ARE GROWN WORLDWIDE<br />
  8. 8. (1) HERBICIDE-RESISTANT CROPS<br />
  9. 9. (2)TOXIN PRODUCING CROPS<br />
  10. 10. WHERE ARE GM CROPS GROWN?<br />
  11. 11. WHERE ARE GM CROPS GROWN?<br />USA 53.0% ARGENTINA 18.0%BRAZIL 11.5%CANADA 6.1% <br />88.6%<br />IN AMERICA!<br />
  12. 12. POSITIVE ARGUMENTS<br /><br />CROPS GROW FASTER<br /> reduce world hunger?<br /><br />CROPS PROSPER UNDER NON-OPTIMAL CONDITIONS<br /> lead to financial gain &<br /> fight poverty ?<br />
  13. 13. NEGATIVE ARGUMENTS<br /><br />ANIMALS ARE KILLED<br /><br />SOIL AND GROUNDWATER IS POISONED <br /><br />FARMERS ARE DEPENDENT ON BIG GM COMPANIES SUCH AS MONSANTO<br />
  14. 14. EFFECTS ON HUMAN BODY?<br />INFERTILITY?<br />INCREASES HEART PROBLEMS ?<br />INCREASES LIVER PROBLEMS?<br />NEW ALLERGIES?<br />ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE?<br />INCREASES CHANCES OF GETTING CANCER?<br />
  15. 15. NO LONG TERM STUDIESHAVE BEEN CONDUCTED UNTIL NOW<br />
  16. 16. WATCH WHAT YOU EAT.<br /> IT CONCERNS US ALL.<br />

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