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Genetically modified food


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Genetically modified food

  1. 1. Genetically Andrea Pérez Bouza modified foodFacundo Prado González Anna García Lozano
  2. 2. What are trangenic foods?• Genetically modified foods are foods derived from genetically modified organisms. Genetically modified organisms have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques, that are more precise than mutagenesis where an organism is exposed to radiation or chemicals to create a non- specific but stable change.
  3. 3. Wich are the dangers?• Recombination of viruses and bacteria giving rise to newconditions.• Higher levels of toxic residues in food. Generation of allergies.• Drug side effects GM• Hazards for environment:
  4. 4. Which is the position of the USA?
  5. 5. Which is the position of Europe? Which crops are modified and what are they used for.?• The five applications are approved GMO potato cultivation of cash crops, the use of the potato starch as feed, and the marketing of three types of GM maize may not yet be gro• It is alarming to note that while these large multinationals are enriched concentrating agricultural production, millions of people lose the historical legacy of its natural environment and see their livelihoods disappear. Yet people continue eating products thatcontain chemicals or have been genetically modified unimpeded.wn on European ground.
  6. 6. Which food has genetically modified elements?• Resistance to droughts and extreme temperatures• Increases in fixation of nitrate geno• Resistance an acids grounds and /or saline grounds• Herbicide resistance (allowing kill weeds without affecting crop) improvements ·• Nutritional quality modifications for early harvests more• improved postharvest handling ·
  7. 7. Labels and genetically modifed food in Spain?• Since April 2004, there is a new European law that requires labeling of products derived from GM crops for the presence of DNA or protein "transgenic". Thus, any food containing GMOs or derivatives must declare on the label.
  8. 8. Which is the situation in Catalonia?Catalonia is the second European country where more GMOs are grown inEurope, for example corn, with 26,000 hectares.The Catalan government ignores all studies recommend ban GMOs. This view isalso shared from Green -peace. In fact, from the NGO says it is a shame that thegovernment in Catalonia itself progressive.In Spain, the CIS barometer of September 2006 revealed that theOMG were the main concern of the Spanish in relation to food
  9. 9. Pictures of Different labels of products.