Essays Tagged: "Genetically modified maize"

Can science feed the world?

(2 pages) 56 2 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Genetically Engineered Plants

This process allows scientists to produce "super plants" with improved traits and characteristics. Genetically modified plants will revolutionize the world.Many plant improvements have already been c ... in against cutworms that has been sold to farmers for years to spray on the corn's leaves. When the genetically altered corn seeds are planted, the new protein manufactured by the Pseudomonas kills th ...

(4 pages) 102 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Genetic Engineering: Right or Wrong?

scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology for Plant Sciences have announced they have genetically improved two new rice strains designed to "combat nutritional deficiencies" (Miller). Th ... y without "expiring," a sample of blood a patient could end up in unintended hands. Luckily for the genetically unfortunate, on February 8, 2000, President Clinton signed an executive order prohibitin ...

(8 pages) 126 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Super Food

ests and weather, and to bring in large harvests, are the traits that these people are looking for. Genetically modified foods are already making some of these dreams come true. In the process, change ... process, changes in ecology and bioethics have been questioned.In 1998, 25 percent of U.S. corn was genetically modified (GM). Today more than 45 GM crops have been approved (Wheelwright, Mar.2001). H ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

World Does not Need GM Foods

armer's decreasing yield, causing health problems and decreasing the diversity.Increased yield from genetically engineered crops is the utmost important argument used by the genetic engineering indust ... 25 years, on the basis of data he collected in 12 states that grow 30 percent of U.S soya; he found genetically engineered soya beans had 4 percent lower yields than conventional varieties." And she s ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

GMOs: Changing the World One Seed at a Time

on the lookout for ways to increase their yields (or the amount of crop produced per acre) so when genetically modified organisms were first created by Monsanto scientists in 1982 (Beckrich), farmers ... zed just how great such an organism would fit into the rapidly changing world of agriculture. These genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) could generate higher yields, leading to an increased suppl ...

(7 pages) 1 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

gm foods

Genetically modified foodBy: Ishan Kaushik10 DIn these modern times, food is becoming scarce. This f ... t plant diseases caused by insects or viruses or through increased tolerance towards herbicides.The genetically modified food can be produced at low prices. At the same time, the total output of crops ... pests. This also saves the cost of production as pesticides and herbicides.Corn is considered as a genetically modified food. This is because the genetic DNA has altered for better qualities of the c ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology