Essays Tagged: "Genetically modified organism"

Biotechnology. An international biosafety protocol created to establish and maintain control over the products designed with biotechnology.

n though biotechnology has already shown dramatic results in the creation of beneficial transgenic (genetically engineered) species, many countries and researchers are '. . . quite leery about the use ... EPA has jurisdiction over all transgenic organisms that express or function as a pesticide, and all genetically engineered microorganisms. Because Congress has elected not to instate a law specificall ...

(7 pages) 111 0 3.6 May/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

lots of general information on Genetically Modified Organisms.

Introduction1998 has been the year of the GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) debate. The destruction of a GMO maize crop in Wiltshire, lest it con ... is of the greatest concern. Organisms modified in this way, are referred to as being transgenic or genetically modified or simply as GMOs. GMO technology thus gives the ability to add, subtract, alte ... considerations (the impact on other organisms of the uncontrolled release into the environment of a genetically modified living organism) are not a matter of consumer choice, and the need to assess bi ...

(27 pages) 350 0 4.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genetic diversity in agriculture

ficial insemination has become a major factor in cattle improvement. In this technique the sperm of genetically superior bulls is used to inseminate thousands of cows. In this way a herd can be upgrad ...

(3 pages) 69 0 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Genetic diversity in agriculture

ficial insemination has become a major factor in cattle improvement. In this technique the sperm of genetically superior bulls is used to inseminate thousands of cows. In this way a herd can be upgrad ...

(3 pages) 57 1 3.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Can science feed the world?

e traits, scientists can now pinpoint genes from similar species, or even from completely unrelated organisms and transfer those protective genes into crops! This process will stop the farmers from us ...

(2 pages) 56 2 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The benifits of cloning.

of genetic engineering uses an asexual method of reproduction called cloning. A clone is a group of genetically identical cells or organisms. Bacteria reproduce asexually and therefore all offspring a ... sferred into carp eggs resulting in a larger species of carp. Industrial wastes can be managed with genetically altered bacteria that can be used to decompose the garbage and break down the petroleum ...

(13 pages) 241 0 4.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Genetic Engineering Debate

with the natural way of things isn't fully understood yet. There has been some evidence that eating genetically engineered food can cause cancer and mutations in offspring. There is also the possibili ...

(1 pages) 36 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genes and genetic engineering.

contain the new gene. With correct breeding, so will all successive generations.Simply by planting genetically engineered seeds, farmers are helping change the equation between weeds, insects, toxic ... ene was deliberately inserted into a plant, and just one year after their large-scale introduction, genetically engineered seeds are germinating on 65 million acres of prime farmland worldwide. As far ...

(6 pages) 111 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Biology GM foods

Biology essay: The advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified foodFor thousands of years we temped with genes of plants by traditional breedi ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Genetically Altered Foods

Did you think at any time today that your foods might be contaminated? With the ever rising use of genetically altered foods this has become a growing concern for many. Where does the world stand in ... whole has taken a hard hit there are those that fear that corn and other commodities produced using genetically altered organisms will after time have a negative impact on humans and the environment.T ...

(8 pages) 232 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Genetically enginereed food

why", instead of "why not". In my opinion, instead of fighting food production companies from using genetically altered food, those concerned should be lobbying to get the food labeled once it hits th ... purchased, the consumer is fully aware that they are about to ingest food that has in some way been genetically altered.Being that genetic engineering is fairly new to our society, it has not yet been ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World By.

est pharmaceutical company.Global life-science companies are expected to introduce thousands of new genetically engineered organisms into the environment in the coming century. In just the past 18 mon ... etically engineered corn, soy and cotton have been planted over millions of acres of U.S. farmland. Genetically engineered insects, fish and domesticated animals have also been introduced.Virtually ev ...

(4 pages) 32 0 2.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genetic testing on animals

at if the apple could taste better, be bigger, and all around be better for you? Well this is where genetically modified organisms (GMO's) come into play.Genetically modified organisms are organisms w ... sing the example of the fruit. Let's say there are two apple trees. One of the apple tress has been genetically modified, while the other has not been disturbed at all. With the apple tree that has no ...

(8 pages) 32 0 2.2 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genetically Modified Food

A global issue that has entered the mainstream media in alot of countries is GM (genetically modified) of food. A lot of food that we eat today contains genetically modified ingredi ... etc; But in other words, it refers to as producing more with the same amount of land. Basically, a genetically modified food is a food product developed in whole or part from a genetically modified o ... a better environment and be healthy at all times, we should spread the message around and say that genetically modifying foods can effect you! Also, to mention to label products that were genetically ...

(3 pages) 105 0 3.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Genetically Modified Foods are ethically unacceptable

Genetically modified (GM) foods are ethically unacceptable. GM foods are food product derived in who ... because GM foods have been dubbed as the "Food of the Future" and although studies have shown that genetically modified foods may bring about many benefits to mankind, we must also look into the ethi ... r ecology. In 1989, dozens of Americans died and several thousands were afflicted and impaired by a genetically altered version of the food supplement L-tryptophan. Studies have been done to show how ...

(5 pages) 116 1 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Genetic Engineering (genetic Technology)

1973 by biochemists Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer. The two men were determined to create the fist genetically engineered organism by taking a gene from the from Xenopus laevis and inserting it into ... uch opposition to limitless potential of this branch of science. Many argue that mass production of genetically altered food could be unsafe or dangerous. Others say that major companies would patent ...

(2 pages) 439 0 0.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The benefits and hazards of gene technology

BenefitsThrough gene technology, it is now possible to produce:• genetically modified organisms for a specific purpose.Previously, such genetic change would have to ... ave, by their nature, to be released into the environment to grow, and many millions of hectares of genetically engineered crops, both experimental and commercial, are planted across the globe. So far ... shed in Nature in 2001 showing that Mexican wild maize populations were contaminated with genes fromgenetically manipulated maize, but the methods used were flawed and subsequent studies have not conf ...

(2 pages) 13 0 3.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Biology Research Notes: Ethics of Genetically Modified Animals

nimal suffering will be minimized.•Animal diseases may be passed to humans.(2007, January 15). Genetically Modified Animals. Retrieved March 11, 2008, from Society, Religion and Technology Projec ... 8, from Society, Religion and Technology Project Web site:•Genetically modifying a mouse to produce a human cancer in the animal presents a real dilemma. Poten ...

(4 pages) 16 0 3.7 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genetic Engineering: The Battle Between Good and Evil

as 8000 B.C., humans have been using the concepts of genetics to domesticate crops (Sateesh, 2008). Genetically altered species surround us. A large part of the human diet consists of fruits, vegetabl ... g a serious interest in this emerging science. Popular culture tends to take a negative view toward genetically altered species. Herring (1996) states it perfectly in his book, Genetic Engineering, th ...

(14 pages) 1 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects