GMOs in the Developing World Student Presentation Zachary Larson
IntroductionGMOs are playing a powerful role•Differing views in the Developing World•Cautious Optomism•Down Right Hostility•Need for balanced Approach to access GMOspotential
Benefits of GMOSBenefits Widely Known in the Developed WorldStep up from traditional breedingAble to specifically target genetic mechanismsUsed to combat nutrition problems like Vitamin A Deficiency
Concerns Regarding GMOsOpposition and skepticism to GMOs is widely presentDamage to the Environment, Agriculture, and BiodiversityIndias long opposition and eventual adoption of Bt Cotton
Further ConcernsPotential Disruption of EnvironmentAffect on National EconomyConsumer ConfidenceChinas Experience with GMOs
Ethical ConsiderationsGMOs are made with good intentionsHave the ability to target specific agriculturalproblemsAdoption of GMOs can improve food security andlimit nutritional deficienciesGMOs adoption must be done in care ofenvironmental and consumer issues.
ConclusionGMOs have a powerful potential in the developing worldOptimism and SkepticismNeed for Ethical Adoption
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