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G13 Technology and World Change== Individual Oral Presentation==<br />The BioBusiness Revolution 2:<br />Agriculture and t...
oraniwi<br />
Definitions<br />GM Foods – Genetically Modified Foods<br />Specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineer...
Examples of GM Foods<br />Tomato<br />Strawberry<br />Soy Bean<br />
The Article<br />Title of the article: <br />The Planet Versus Monsanto<br />Extracted from:<br />Forbes Magazine<br />Pub...
Background<br />Monsanto - Mother of agricultural biotechnology<br />The company has $44 billion market value<br />Sold $7...
Background<br />However it has been the object of viciouscriticism<br />Farmers using Roundup Ready seeds can only use Rou...
Monsanto patented all its seeds<br /><ul><li>Farmers must sign a contract to buy seeds
Legal  impediments to GM are gradually falling
90% of US soybean crop and 80% of corn and cotton crop are grown with seeds containing Monsanto’s technology</li></ul>Inte...
<ul><li>Biotech corporations are threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has fed mankind for thousands ...
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  1. 1. G13 Technology and World Change== Individual Oral Presentation==<br />The BioBusiness Revolution 2:<br />Agriculture and the Environment<br />Past, Present, Future <br />By Dai Xuling<br />
  2. 2. oraniwi<br />
  3. 3. Definitions<br />GM Foods – Genetically Modified Foods<br />Specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques<br />GM foods were first put on the market in the early 1990s<br />
  4. 4. Examples of GM Foods<br />Tomato<br />Strawberry<br />Soy Bean<br />
  5. 5. The Article<br />Title of the article: <br />The Planet Versus Monsanto<br />Extracted from:<br />Forbes Magazine<br />Published on: <br />January 18, 2010<br />Authors: <br />Robert Langreth & Matthew Herper<br />
  6. 6. Background<br />Monsanto - Mother of agricultural biotechnology<br />The company has $44 billion market value<br />Sold $7.3 billion of seeds and seed genes in fiscal 2009<br />Seeds are genetically engineered to ward off insects or make a crop immune to herbicides<br />
  7. 7. Background<br />However it has been the object of viciouscriticism<br />Farmers using Roundup Ready seeds can only use Roundup, because any other broad-spectrum herbicide will kill their crops. <br />Since 2005 Monsanto has been gradually moving back into other food crops, including fruits and vegetables<br />
  8. 8. Monsanto patented all its seeds<br /><ul><li>Farmers must sign a contract to buy seeds
  9. 9. Legal impediments to GM are gradually falling
  10. 10. 90% of US soybean crop and 80% of corn and cotton crop are grown with seeds containing Monsanto’s technology</li></ul>Interesting Observations and Points<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>Biotech corporations are threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has fed mankind for thousands of years.
  12. 12. Seeds can be owned as their property, farmers have no freedom to grow their own crops
  13. 13. If these companies control the seeds, they will control the population of the world
  14. 14. No enough food to feed the current population is an excuse for them to continue into gene manipulation</li></ul>Key Takeaway Messages<br />
  15. 15. Personal Assessment and Rating<br />10 / 10<br />
  16. 16. Issues for Discussion<br />Do you think by modifying the genes of seeds, are we able to solve the food shortage problem or improve lives in developing nations?<br />Should there be any ethical obligation for food companies to label their food? (to let consumer know whether their food is GM?)<br />
  17. 17. References<br />http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0118/americas-best-company-10-gmos-dupont-planet-versus-monsanto.html<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food<br />

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