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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Genetically modified foods (or GM foods) are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. More nutritious foodTastier foodDisease- and drought-resistant plants that require fewer environmental resources (water, fertilizer, etc.)Decreased use of pesticidesIncreased supply of food with reduced cost and longer shelf lifeFaster growing plants and animalsFood with more desirable traits, such as potatoes that absorb less fat when friedMedicinal foods that could be used as vaccines or other medicationsto scale proportionally. Even though Polls show that Most people would like to know if there is Gmos in their foodMost, food companies refuseto show that they are. GMOs make up about 70-80% of our foods in the United States. Most foods that contain GMOs are processed foods the top two most genetically modified crops in the United States are corn and soy.Which are in Almost every food you eat. Since the introduction of GMOs in the1990s,the number of food allergies has risen, shockingly Fastand health issues such as autism, digestive problems andreproductive disorders are on the rise also. Developing a new GM seed costs an average of $135 million Plants and seeds that have been injected with GMOs are resistant to weeds, but weeds growing in the same areas become exposed to the GMOs they have Been injected with Over time, the weeds become resistant also, causing farmers to use stronger Gmos, which affect the safety of the crops that people consume. More chemicals can lead to more health problems derived from the food we eat. are plants and animals that has had its DNA changed to produce a certain outcome, often helping plants fight off bugs and other potential risks, which in turn ensures a stable yield for farmers. Powerful monopolies like Monsanto, a genetically engineering company that controls about 90% of the genetically modified foods worldwide are given complete control over the foods we eat. They sell GMO seeds too farmers, which are not inexpensive; therefore, many farmers are forced to purchase the seeds leaving them dependent on major companies or face the vulnerability to hunger. Geneticly modified orginisims 53% of Americans wouldnt buy gmo foods if they knew. Transgenic--genetic manipulations have gone as far as crossing a strawberry, a fish, and a tomato. Genetically modified foods are foods derived from organisms who's genetic material has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally, through the introduction of a gene from a different organism. Currently available GM foods are mostly from plants, but in the future foods derived from GM microorganisms or GM animals are likely to be introduced on the market. Most existing genetically modified crops have been developed to improve yield, through the introduction of resistance to plant diseases or of increased tolerance of herbicides. Because GMOs are novel life forms, biotechnology companies have been able to obtain patents with which to restrict their use. As a result, the companies that make GMOs now have the power to sue farmers whose fields are contaminated with GMOs, even when it is the result of inevitable drift from neighboring fields. GMOs therefore pose a serious threat to farmer sovereignty and to the national food security of any country where they are grown, including the United States. Why for Gmo? Why against gmo? there are tons of reasons to be against gmos such as they are just unhealthy and that they can cause majorhealth problems. Also that they are not naturaly made. Some factors such as them being so expensive to make contribute also. Even though they may produce more food, there are major concerns. The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) says that there are about 1.2 milliongenetically modified crops grown around the world, with more than 80 types of GM crops proportionally. Corn: 88 percent (21.2 million hectares) of American corn is genetically modified. Corn is used in oils, flours, fillers, thickeners, flavorings, sweeteners, livestock feed, and many other applications.Soy: 93 percent (54.4 million hectares) is genetically modified. Soy is a very common ingredient in processed foods. It is used in processed food as oils, fillers, and proteins.Cottonseed: 94 percent (9.8 million hectares) is genetically modified. Cottonseed oil is a common food ingredient, used for shortening and frying.Papaya: 75 percent of Hawaiian papaya is genetically modified.Canola (rapeseed): 90 percent (4.6 million hectares) of canola (used in oil) is genetically modified. Canola oil is a common ingredient in a number of processed foods.Sugar beets: Over 50 percent of the sugar beet crops are genetically modified. Sugar beets are used to make sucrose (sugar), as well as in food colorings. They are also used as livestock feed. 1 hectares = 1,000 square meters United States grows 69.5 million hectares of corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, sugar beets, alfalfa, and squashBrazil grows 36.6 million hectares of soybeans, corn, and cottonArgentina grows 23.9 million hectares of soybeans, corn, and cottonCanada grows 11.6 million hectares of canola, corn, soybeans, and sugar beetsIndia grows 10.8 million hectares of cottonChina grows 4.0 million hectares of cotton, papaya, tomato, and sweet pepperParaguay grows 3.4 million hectares of soybeans, corn, and cottonSouth Africa grows 3.9 million hectares of soybeans, corn, and cottonPakistan grows 2.8 million hectares of cottonUruguay grows 1.4 million hectares of soybeans and corn 90 percent of the soy grown around the world goes into animal feed.48 percent of American soybeans are used for poultry feed.26 percent of American soybeans are used to feed swine.12 percent of American soybeans are used to feed beef cattle.9 percent of American soybeans are used to feed dairy cattle. These are just gmos alone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_foodhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002432.htmhttp://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.phphttp://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/http://factsaboutgmos.org http://gmoawareness.org/gmo-facts/http://www.greenfacts.org/en/gmo/index.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Press+Release+Happy+International+Year+of+Biodiversity&utm_content=Press+Release+Happy+International+Year+of+Biodiversity+CID_71ca617ae5e25b7f3f541e7eed6d3b62&utm_source =VitaminesCEmailing&utm_term=GeneticallyModifiedCropshttp://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/gmo-quick-facts-what-why-whe rehttp://viance.com/news/5-shocking-facts-gmos-cant-believe-3-real/http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/truth-about-gmoshttp://www.livestrong.com/article/213053-pros-cons-of-gmo-foods/ UK scientists have developed genetically modified chickens capable of laying eggs containing proteins needed to make cancer-fighting drugs. While these additives may be beneficial on their own, I think most of us would prefer to know what medications and drugs we were taking, rather than getting them in the form of an egg. Let alone all the side effects from feeding people all these extra additives. a lemon and a tomato arent the best of pairs, but that didnt stop Israeli researchers from inventing the lemato Unlike other genetically altered fruits and veggies (which were created primarily for health reasons), it appears that the lemato was solely an experiment to determine if it was possible to make tomatos give off the scent of lemons. What do you choose? Are you for or against gmos? http://www.alternet.org/story/149152/5_of_the_weirdest_new_genetically_modified_foodshttp://www.buzzfeed.com/deenashanker/crazy-gmo-foods#.rkEBvypJqhttp://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/photos/12-bizarre-examples-of-genetic-engineering/mad-sciencehttp://gmoawareness.org/gmo-facts/http://natures-express.com/more-non-gmo-facts/http://knowledge.allianz.com/environment/food_water/?500/gm-crops-facts-and-figureshttp://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/genetically-modified-foods-what-is-and-isnt-true/2013/10/15/40e4fd58-3132-11e3-8627-c5d7de0a046b_story.h tml GMO
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