Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

10 th Grade Business Ms. Morrison GMO-Genetically Modified Organisms GMO’s have had specific changes made to their DNA Exposure to chemicals or radiation.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "10 th Grade Business Ms. Morrison GMO-Genetically Modified Organisms GMO’s have had specific changes made to their DNA Exposure to chemicals or radiation."— Presentation transcript:

1

2 10 th Grade Business Ms. Morrison

3 GMO-Genetically Modified Organisms GMO’s have had specific changes made to their DNA Exposure to chemicals or radiation Selective breeding for plants and animals GMO’s can be plants such as corn, soy beans and cotton as well as animals.

4 In the early 1990’s GMO foods became available

5 Advantages of GMO’s Scientists claim GMO’s Have higher and faster crop yields Are resistant to disease and pests Lower pesticide and herbicide applications Have higher profitability for farmers Can have increased nutritional value

6 Disadvantages of GMO’s Health and safety The FDA does not test nor require tests for the safety of GM food Independent studies have shown GM food can cause heart, kidney and liver damage Gene transfer Creation on new allergies Unknown effects on humans Labeling No labeling requirements Ecological Cross pollination/results in new more resistant pests including weeds Works against nature Economical Costly and lengthy process Law suits-Intellectual property Many unknown Ethical Is it right?

7 GMO’s have been banned in: Japan Ireland Egypt Venezuela Hungry Zambia The U.S. Bans GMOs In Missouri In a National Wildlife Refuge

8 What do you think? Questions Comments

9 Assignment and Resources Assignment 1-2 page paper- Are GMO’s good business- why or why not Resources Superfoods Genetic Modification of Foods by Sally Morgan (2002) World Health Organization GMO Food For Thought Wikipedia

10


Download ppt "10 th Grade Business Ms. Morrison GMO-Genetically Modified Organisms GMO’s have had specific changes made to their DNA Exposure to chemicals or radiation."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google