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Genetically Modified Food. Lack of Testing and Labeling Leads to Fears By: Corrine Whittier. 1. 2. How many of you despise fish or a certain vegetables?. Fig.1 Vegetables. Health Supplements and Vitamins. Fig. 2 Fish. wa.gov. 3. They’re Everywhere.

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Genetically modified food

Genetically Modified Food

  • Lack of Testing and Labeling Leads to Fears

  • By: Corrine Whittier

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How many of you despise fish or a certain vegetables

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How many of you despise fish or a certain vegetables?

Fig.1 Vegetables. Health Supplements and Vitamins.

Fig. 2 Fish. wa.gov.


They re everywhere

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They’re Everywhere

  • GMOs account for 60-70% of food products in America (Charman 76)

  • “Unless you consciously act to avoid GM foods, you are almost certainly eating them every day” (Charman 76)


The controversy

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The Controversy

  • Benefits:

    • High Crop Yield,

    • Can be planted in Depleted Soil

    • Use less chemicals

  • Negatives

    • Unknown Health Effects

    • Hard to control


Testing and labeling could generate a less concerning and more useful gmos

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Testing and Labeling could generate a less concerning and more useful GMOs.


High crop yield

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High Crop Yield

  • Not only growing more ,but growing faster

  • Growing World Population

    • “approximately 1.5 billion more people in the next twenty years” ( Jefferson 33)


Grown in depleted soil

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Grown in Depleted Soil

  • Genes are altered so they can grow in nutrient depleted soil

  • Help third world countries

    • “over 800 are chronically or severely malnourished” ( Jefferson 33)


Use less chemicals

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Use Less Chemicals

  • Desirable characteristics added to plants

    • “natural soil bacterium that kills certain insects” (Charman 76)

  • Using Pesticides

    • Run off into water

    • Threatening to farmers


  • Unknown safety allergens

    9

    Unknown Safety: Allergens

    • Genes taken from all different types of plants and animals

    • Undetectable to Public


    Dangers to environment

    10

    Dangers to Environment

    • Decreasing Biodiversty

    • Effects cannot be reversed

    • Spread quickly


    Pharmaceutical and industrial plants

    11

    Pharmaceutical and Industrial Plants

    • GMO’s created for veterinary use

    • Antibiotics, vaccines, plastics and fuels being found

    • Very new product

      • “confidential business information” (Charman 80)


    Effect on farmers

    12

    Effect on Farmers

    • Higher Cost

      • Transgenic Plants

      • Law suits


    The solution

    13

    The Solution


    First step testing

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    First Step: Testing

    • Little Testing Done

    • FDAs control


    Second step labeling

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    Second Step:Labeling

    • Easier with Testing

    • Make American Public Aware

    • Increase Trade with Europe


    Work cited

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    Work Cited

    • Health Supplement & Vitamins. "Adding Vegetables to Your Diet to Lower Cholesterol.” trajansucks.com. 2011.Web. 13 November 2011.

    • WDFW Washington Government. wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/chum.2011.Web.13 November 2011.

    • Charman,Karen. ”Genetically Modified Food: Promise & Perils.” Mother Earth News 194 (2002): 74+. GreenFILE. Web. 30 October 2011.

    • Jefferson,Valeria. “The Ethical Dilemma of Genetically Modified Food.” Journal of Environmental Health 69.1 (2006): 33+. GreenFILE. Web. 30 October 2011.


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