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Concerns for Feeding the Growing Population. Erin Sears ENGL 250 HB. Todays Presentation. Why this debate? Population growth What will Americans be able to afford What is safest for your dinner table Organic Positives and Negatives GM Crops GM= Genetically Modified

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Concerns for feeding the growing population

Concerns for Feeding the Growing Population

Erin Sears

ENGL 250 HB


Todays presentation

Todays Presentation

  • Why this debate?

    • Population growth

    • What will Americans be able to afford

    • What is safest for your dinner table

  • Organic

    • Positives and Negatives

  • GM Crops

    • GM= Genetically Modified

    • Positives and Negatives

    • Rumors had about GM

  • Population who eat either


Do you shop for only organic foods why

Do you shop for only Organic foods? Why?

  • Population that purchases organic because:

    • Safety concerns

    • Little communication

    • Bad news, makes news

    • More expensive, but worth it

  • 220,000 pesticide poisoning

  • E. Coli

    • Figure 1


Concerns for feeding the growing population

GMO

  • What is a Genetically Modified Crop?

  • Improvements with GM crops

    • More yield per acre

    • Insecticide and Herbicide

  • Why many believe GM is the answer

    • Figure 2


Lower class population

Lower Class Population

  • Why lower class is unbiased

  • 2012- 46.5 million people (15.0 percent) were in poverty

    • 49.0 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children

  • Food Banks


Image

Image

  • Description

  • Hand in Hand with the topic


Possible solution

Possible Solution

  • Both parties agree on:

    • Feeding the hungry

    • Safe and health food

    • Affordable for all consumers

  • Communication

  • Education


Any questions

Any Questions?


Works cited

Works Cited

  • Figure 1- http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=8506

  • Figure 2-http://www.vecteezy.com/abstract/615-dna-strand

  • Figure 3-http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2011/06/gmos-stranglehold-on-hawaii.html


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