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By Quinlan Bruce FI8B
December 8, 2010
Genetically Modified Food Engineer (
What are Genetically Modified
Foods? Double click on the link
The salary range of a Genetically Modified Food Engineer really depends on
the education level. In 1999, people with a B.S.
(Bachelor of Science)
have earned around $20,000. People with a M.S.
(master of science)
have earned around $30,000, while entry positions for a Ph.D. degree
were earning around $50,000. Senior
level Ph.D. positions may have
The Salary Range
unt of money (in
The education required for the job of the Genetically Modified Food
Engineer is: You need to go to school for an additional three or
four years after receiving a bachelor's degree (3
5 years) to
obtain a doctoral degree. A few genetic engineering research
scientists get both a doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree and a
doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. In high school, you may want to
specialize in biology, microbiology, genetics, and other
specialized bioscience or medical science.
Duties required for the job
Most Genetically Modified Food Engineers spend a large amount of their
time in clean, well made laboratories. They generally work thirty five to
forty hours a week. In some cases, they may work extra hours to complete
Genetically Modified Food Engineers usually work as part of a team. They
must be able to cooperate and communicate with other scientists in their
field. They should enjoy working with precise and difficult work and be
willing to work well with safety standards.
How it is linked to Biotechnology
Like I said in my description of biotechnology…
Biotechnology is using living things to create products or to do tasks for human
beings. Biotechnology is based on biology, especially when used in
food science, and engineering
engineering is considered an area of biotechnology that induces cell
alterations in organisms. It is the use of scientific techniques like
The type and specifics of biotechnology used for this career
The branch of genetics on a molecular level. It deals with issues such as how a
gene is copied, how genes are turned on and off when their activity is needed or
The study of microorganisms, which are microscopic. includes virology, mycology,
parasitology, bacteriology and other branches.It is closely related to the field of
Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes in living organisms. Biochemistry
deals with structures and functions of cellular components such as proteins and
The newest discoveries in the field
One of the newest discoveries in the field are that you may see
extreme increases in GM product development as researchers
gain increasing access to genomic resources that are applicable
to organisms beyond the scope of individual projects.
New discoveries may be changed in directions to interests of rich
Who the employers and associated partners are in the field
Genetic engineering research scientists can become project leaders
or administrators of entire research programs. Some genetic
engineering research scientists may be able to start their own
consulting firms or biotechnology laboratories.
Research scientists will be in high demand as more and more
applications for genetic engineering are found in medicine,
agriculture, and private industry.
There are human health impacts, including allergens,
transfer of antibiotic resistance markers and unknown
It’s more difficult to evaluate the safety of crop
foods than individual chemical, drug, or food additives.
Crop foods are more complicated and their composition
changes according to differences in growth and agronomic
DNA technology include potential losses of biodiversity
and negative impacts on other aspects of the
Possible allergic reactions to the transferred protein.
example, if a gene from Brazil nuts that produces an allergen
were transferred to soybeans, an individual who is allergic to
Brazil nuts might now also be allergic to soybeans).
Improved resistance to disease, pests, and herbicides
Better taste and better quality
Increased resistance, productivity, hardiness, and feed efficiency
Able to produce more of meat, eggs, and milk
Improved animal health and diagnostic methods
Increased food security for growing populations.
Crop losses from insect pests can be staggering, resulting
in devastating financial loss for farmers and starvation in developing
There are many viruses, fungi and bacteria that cause
All pictures are from Clip Art
“Genetically Modified Foods and organisms”.
Human Genome Project Information
(Dec. 2, 2010).
Pusztai, Arpad “Genetically Modified Foods: Are They a Risk to Human/Animal Health?”.
(Nov. 14, 2010).
Whitman, Debroah B. “Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?”.
(Dec. 5, 2010).
“Genetic Engineering Research Scientist”.
State University Careers
19/Dec. 3, 2010).
(Nov. 29, 2010)
“Genetically Modified Foods”.
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