It is a soil microbe that was used to put foreign genes into plants and made it possible to improve crops. At this time, some animals were also starting to have their genes modified in a similar way. In the 1990s, people who knew about GM foods wanted it to be regulated. They argued that the food is changed and should be treated as a food additive so they should be regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). At this time, there are still a lot of things unknown about GMOs and how it affects humans and the environment and going organic is the best option right now.
What is the benefit of the modification? Because the GM tomatoes can remain fresh longer they have time to ripen in the sun before picking, resulting in a better tasting tomato! 4. Three advantages of genetically modified foods Longer lasting foods can be more easily transported, Having extra vitamins in food help poor people from becoming malnourished or going blind, and the insecticides inside some genetically modified plants keep farmers from having to spray the whole place down with toxic wastes, and they also 5. A counter argument to one of the disadvantages of genetically modified food Some antibiotics can be transferred to humans and make it harder for us to fight infections, genetically modifying foods could potentially put farmers out of work, and some important insects could be at risk because of the insecticides in foods.
The great need for food brings forth the importance of the agriculture industry. Science has made many products that allow for food production to be done in a more efficient, cheaper, and faster manner. In the beef industry many types of growth stimulators have been created to increase weight per day of age, shorten finishing time and maximize profit for the producer. More recently, developed products with the common name, beta-agonist, have been developed. Beta-agonists have distinct advantages and disadvantages in terms of animal welfare, meat quality, and profitability when used in production.
Vrein, “The Bt corn and soya plants that are now everywhere in our environment are registered as insecticides. But are these insecticidal plants regulated and have their proteins been tested for safety? Not by the federal departments in charge of food safety, not in Canada and not in the U.S.” However the United States Food and Drug Administration directly conflicts this statement with information directly on their website. Specifically they state the following, “Evaluating the safety of food from a genetically engineered plant is a comprehensive process that includes several steps. Generally, the developer identifies the distinguishing attributes of new genetic traits and assesses whether any new material that a person consumed in food made from the genetically engineered plants could be toxic or allergenic,” (FDA 2013) In these few sentences the FDA clearly and directly undercuts the entire argument set forth by Dr. Vrain.
The genetic evolution of this bacteria has caused some strains of the infection to become resistant to the antibiotics on the market for the treatment of S aueus. Some believe that this resistance is a result of the excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics, reasoning the more the bacteria is exposed to the antibiotics the more chance it has to evolve. Through genetic variation; the variation in alleles of a gene which occurs both within and among populations, the bacteria has been able to stray from the original strain and in a sense become ‘smarter’ so that they won’t die out as easily as the non-mutated strain. Genetic variation plays a very important part in the evolutionary process. The multi-resistant S aureus (MRSA) can be presumed to be a direct result of genetic mutation which leads to wider genetic variation.
Scientists insert DNA genes from humans, plants, bacteria, viruses and animals into seed DNA to create different traits. By doing this, seeds become resistant to herbicides and pesticides. We feel our products and seeds improve agriculture and lives. What’s my name, you ask? I am Monsanto, a multinational producer of bioengineered and genetically modified seeds and plants.
Read p.114 of the new textbook to remind yourself how to write a ‘burger paragraph’. 3. Use this sheet and the textbook p.116-117 to help you to write your essay. A clear introduction What are you going to write about in this essay? What do you think the main causes of the rebellion by the barons were?
Are We Playing Genetic Roulette? Essay by Elisha Sherman, age 18 2012 Since the introduction of commercially grown genetically modi!ed (GM) foods in the 1990’s, there has been much debate about whether or not GM products are safe for the environment or the health of humans and animals. Some question whether or not the use of this technology destroys heirloom seeds, contributes to honeybee colony collapse and if its course can be stopped and reversed if it is determined to be harmful. In this essay I have attempted to take look at both perspectives and reach a personal conclusion. Advocates for GM seeds and products claim it is a way to raise healthy crops with little risk to the farmer.
Factory Farms: Are they necessary to Feed America? The majority of animal products found in supermarkets all around the United States are produced using a form of industrial agriculture known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO’s). The animals in these factory farms are kept indoors with thousands of animals in confined spaces. The CAFO’s are very efficient and create an abundance of animal products like meat, eggs, poultry, and milk, at an affordable price for the public. However, there have been many concerns about animal treatment, public health, and environmental harm.
Analysis Paper on Food, Inc. Food Inc by Robert Kenner(2008) was the documentary that I choose to watch for my analysis paper, its message was that we as a nation should eat organic, locally grown, home made, healthy foods. In more words Kenner was trying to persuade Americans to eat healthy and realize the personal health risks, environmental risks, and extremely harmful affects of not eating locally grown, home made foods. Kenner discussed animal abuse, modified foods, deaths from bacteria in food that’s being sold nation wide, and so mainly other topics. With so many points being throw around it was a little hard to stay focused, but getting my attention and persuading me was fairly simple because of Kenner’s’ emotional appeals though out the film. All emotional appeals were used in the documentary, Pathos was most and best used fallowed by Ethos then logos.