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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Safe and Practical Increase in yield vs nonGMO 21.57% Genetically modified food is both safe for consumption and economically practical. Little to no evidence has ever been found attributing GMO foods to any major health risk, while providing a trustworthy food source and providing farmers with greater income Genetically Modified Food 68.21% Increase in farmer profit vs nonGMO 36.93% Reduction in pesticide use vs nonGMO 39.15% Reduction in pesticide cost vs nonGMO Economic Benifits Feeding the Hungry World Population expected to increase to 9 Billion by 2050 We must find a way to produce enoughfood to feed all of these people World temperature expected to increaseby 5° by 2050, reducing cropyield in the majority of the world,especially in undeveloped countries. Food demand to increase by 70%-100% Which of our foods are GMOs? Temperature resistant GMO crops areexpected to become reality in the next 94% of Soybeans 88% of Corn 95% of Sugar beats 42% of all sugarused by Americans Up to 75% of all foodfound in a supermarketis genetically modified 10 years Hawaiian Papaya the University of Hawaii plantedGMO papayas they had been working onsince the early In 1999 1980s in order to prevent the ringspot virus thatconsistently ruined crop yeilds. Increase utilization by 14.1 million pounds from 1999 to 2000 Decreased cost to grow by 21.8 % from 1999 to 2000 1783 studies Italian scientists looked at on GMO foods and found 0 credible credible claims of health risks associatedwith the genetically modified food. Safety The Argument Against GMOs ? The main argument against GMOsis the unknown. We don't currentlyknow the long term effects of GMOson the environment or on people'shealth. Public Perception 93% of the public wants the governmentto require foods containing GMOs to be labeled. 52% of the population believe that GMOsare unsafe, 13% are unsure, and 35% believethey are completely safe. There may be adverse health affects that we currently don't know about dueto how relatively knew genetic engineeringis. Pros and Cons For GMOs Pros EconomicBenifits ReducedPecticideuse Can helpfeed the world's hungry Cons ? UnknownEnvironmentalRisks PossibleFutureHealth Risks Concluding Statement GMO foods are a promising future for the agriculture industry. Theyprovide farmers with great economic benefits, as well as a practicalsolution to world hunger. While there are questions about their futuresafety,the possible benefits of GMO foods greatly outweigh the risks.
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