1st slide- What are genetically modified foods and organisms?
“Genetically modified food or genetically modified organisms is commonly used to refer to crops and plants created for human or animal consumption using the latest molecular biology techniques” (Whitman (2000).
The modified plants and organisms have been modified in laboratories to enhance the desired traits. Some enhanced traits might be to improve nutritional content or make plants resistant to herbicides. In order for these traits to be enhanced scientists breed the desired traits.
Genetically modified foods have had foreign genes from other plants or animals inserted into their genetic codes (Heit (2012)
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The nutritional level and quality traits of food can be altered through transgenic methods such as Biofortification. Biofortification improves food quality and complements other technological and social interventions at a lower cost (IUNS (2012).
5th slide- Benefits to the Industrial Industry
Oils, starch, fiber, protein, and other chemicals produce usefulness for the industrial industry.
These genetically modified crops helps gain the advantage in using renewable resources to replace products from petroleum and other non-renewable resources while maintaining a safe and adequate human food supply (IUNS (2012).
6th slide- Genetically modified foods and organisms risks
Plants and animals that are modified could have unexpected genetic changes that can be harmful. Also, these genetically modified foods might be less resistant to some pests, but could be more susceptible to other pests (Heit (2012).
The FDA regulates the genetically modified foods because foods that are being altered might cause allergy risks for some people.
The FDA requires 120 day notice of an modified organism before it is marketed in order to prevent allergic reactions.
7th slide- Benefit of Genetically...