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Terrence Liong

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Terrence Liong

  1. 1. THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION The world may not like it but GMO’s are here to stay
  2. 2. BACKGROUND
  3. 3. BACKGROUNDGenetically ModifiedOrganismsMan’s solution to consistent crop harvestControversySafety Risks - Cross PollinationEnvironmental Risks -Increased use of pesticides & herbicides.
  4. 4. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  5. 5. KEY TAKEAWAYSGMO becoming a factof life for the worldNeed to sustain growing populationAreas of GMO Cultivation grew to114m hectares in 2008Worth $8.3b in 2011 --> $50b in2025
  6. 6. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  7. 7. KEY TAKEAWAYSGMO’s Allure harder toresistOriginal Crops --> Resistant to pesticides andherbicidesNew age Crops --> New “qualities” likedrought resistance “stacked” on top of existingtraitsBeneficial to ConsumersEnhanced taste, better nutritional benefits...etc
  8. 8. PERSONAL ASSESSMENT
  9. 9. PERSONAL ASSESSMENTA rather interesting read on a different perspective on GMO. Presents GMO from apractical/business view where feeding the population takes precedence whilemanaging to make money along the wayHowever it is rather bias as the article fails to underscore the negative impacts ofGMO
  10. 10. FOOD FOR THOUGHT
  11. 11. FOOD FOR THOUGHTDo you think GMO cropsare indeed the solution toa more consistent supplyof food for the future?If No, should GMO cropsand food be allowed?
  12. 12. Thank You For Your Attention

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