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  1. 1. genetic modification & Monsanto’s “ RoundUp Ready Wheat ”
  2. 3. <ul><li>“ Nearly 40% of the world's food crop is lost every year to insects, fungal diseases and spoilage that biotechnology helps prevent. Scientists also say GM crops are needed to meet the increasing food demand , especially in the developing world.” - Reader's Digest Canada, September 2000 </li></ul>
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  5. 8. science: <ul><li>the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>modifying genes (STRUCTURE) to find new behavior (EFFECT OF GM FOOD) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 9. examples of harmful effects: <ul><li>unknown long-term effects (eg. some carcinogenic properties causing cancer, cigarettes) </li></ul><ul><li>resistant strains of bacteria, pests and other organisms that may cause harm or unbalance the ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>reduce the nutritional value of foods </li></ul><ul><li>death of many non-pest organisms further unbalancing the ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>toxic compounds (glyphosate in RoundUp) harming development of children and adults </li></ul>
  7. 10. ethical concerns “No, I’m NOT a monster chicken! I’m a genetically modified carrot.”
  8. 11. bibliography <ul><li>ARTICLE http://archives.cbc.ca/lifestyle/food/clips/10957/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bionetonline.org/english/Content/ff_tool.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gmfoodnews.com/gmwrong.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://au.encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_781566628/genetic_modification_of_food.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.srtp.org.uk/geneng2.htm#Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bionetonline.org/english/Content/ff_eth.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.prideseed.com/images/logos%20&%20pics/RRSOYBE3.JPG </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.outandoutnutter.co.uk/gmfood/images/monsanto.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.holbrook-design.co.uk/Resources/watermellonsquar.jpeg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.meditrendz.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/tomato.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/Haseloff/teaching/PlantBiotech/files/page0_1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://go635254.s3.amazonaws.com/planetsave/files/2008/02/gm_strawberries.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.raidersnewsnetwork.com/applefrog.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/4918/titlefabb0adcv2.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shared-vision.com/files/iStock_000001172648Medium-0908_0.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/floweringwhe.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.safe.org.nz/images.php?oid=5235 </li></ul><ul><li>http://roundupreadynation.com/html/roundup_ready_logo_350.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.buddytv.com/usrimages/usr3465121/3465121_731f04e9-2d6f-471c-8721-e02254ce59a2-sylar.jpg </li></ul>

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