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1 The Ethical Issues Involving Genetically Engineered Food

2 What Is Genetically Engineered Food? ● Combines genes of different organisms into one substance ● It can include medicines, vaccines, vitamins, feeds, and fibers.

3 It is a violation of natural organisms intrinsic values ● The food product will not be natural anymore. ● The original food product may become extinct. ●

4 Tampering with Nature ● Mixing Genes among species. ● Creating something that was never meant to be. ● Could negatively effect many different parts of nature.

5 Objections to consuming animal genes in food ● Vegetarians will eat animal genes against their will or with out them knowing. ● Different Religious groups may consume something that is against their believes to eat.

6 Reduce Genetic Diversity ● Reduces the chances for many things to survive because their nutritional importance can be re-created and put in to other foods. ● Also GM food can breed with other species

7 Violation of human rights ● Vaccinations could be placed in food ● Pharmaceuticals could be placed food ● Many people don't believe in those are healthy to be consumed.

8 Future of Genetically modified foods ● Mostly Genetically modified foods will be used. ● Food will hold a longer shelf life ● Vaccinations will be put into most food, and more people will have access to them ● The risk of ammunition to different antibiotics will become more likely ● Many different types of genes will be extinct because there is no need for them anymore.

9 The other side... ●P●Provides more food in less land. ●R●Remove genes that trigger allergies. ●P●Produces healthier food (the removal of trans-fat or caffeine

10 Bibliography MLA ● McLean, Margaret R. "The Future of Food: An Introduction to the Ethical Issues in Genetically Modified Foods." Santa Clara University - Welcome. 15 Apr Web. 02 Nov http://www.scu.edu/ethics/practicing/focusareas/medical/conference/presentations/genetically- ● "Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms --HGP Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues." Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 05 Nov Web. 02 Nov http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/gmfood.shtml ● Whitman, Deborah. "Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?" CSA. Apr Web. 02 Nov http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php ● Dharmananda, Subhuti. "Issues Surrounding Genetically Modified (GM) Products." Institute for Traditional Medicine | ITM | Portland, OR. Dec Web. 02 Nov http://www.itmonline.org/arts/gmo.htm ● Jones, Leighton. "Science, Medicine, and the Future: Genetically Modified Foods." Science, Medicine, and the Future Genetically Modified Foods. 27 Feb Web. 02 Nov


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