Singapore_files/gmo.ppt

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Dec 14, 2012 (4 years and 10 months ago)

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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

The debate over Biotechnology’s GMOs

Genetically Modified Organism


an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic
engineering techniques.


recombinant DNA technology... in vitro


Examples include animals such as mice, fish, plants, etc.


Purposes for plants:


resistance to pests, herbicides or harsh environmetal conditions


improved shelflife


increased nutritional value

INTRODUCTION

genetic pets

Glo
Fish

CNN Mighty Mouse

Dangers of GM Foods?

Controversy


Meddling with biological states and processes; ethnical concerns


Limitations to fully comprehend all of the potential negative ramifications of
genetic manipulation.


Dangerous


Bans...


Some counties and cities in the USA have banned the use of GMOs.


Many countries in Europe are opposed to the use of GMOs.

GMO Free Locales

Who is against GMOs?

GMOs are not seen as an improvement by some...

How safe? How dangerous?

GREENPEACE

Tampering with nature?

Monster plants and animals

Dangers of GM Foods?

Dangers of GM Foods?

Protests against GMOs

Dangers of GM Foods?

Dangers of GM Foods?

RESOURCE

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/science/gmofoods.html

RESOURCE

http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/biotech/20questions/en/

RESOURCE

http://houstonhs.scsk12.org/~mrobinson/Mr._Robinsons_Web_Site_at_Houston_High_School/Singapore.html

My Website...

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Dr. Jeffrey Sach’s Interview on Biotechnology

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GMO’s to Benefit Hungry, Malnourished

Malnutrition

Where is Africa?

Who is the wealthiest?

Plumpy’nut
(Plumpy)

Created in 1999... a peanut
-
based food for use in famine relief.

A mother feeds her
child

Tibiri, Niger

A high protein and high energy peanut
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based paste in a foil wrapper.

Ready
-
to
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Use Therapeutic Food

Famine relief...

Raising Money...

helping to feed the world...



...with plumpy’nut

RESOURCE

http://inspiredgifts.unicefusa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ig_homepage

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Science in Seconds
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Popular Science

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Monsanto Commercials

WATCH

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Monsanto Commercials

WATCH

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Food Inc. Movie Trailer

WATCH

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Crops Farmer to Farmer clips (2)

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Crops Farmer to Farmer clips (2)

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Genetic Engineering: The world’s greatest scam?

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The Smoking Fry

and diet.com McDonald’s clip

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The Smoking Fry

and diet.com McDonald’s clip

WATCH

McDonald’s Burgers