Essays Tagged: "Genetically modified crops"

Can science feed the world?

ways through which the people of the third world may be helped.Another idea is planting transgenic crops (crops which have had their genome altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another spe ... genes that help them resist pests. Although breeding practices have been used for years to develop crops with desirable traits, scientists can now pinpoint genes from similar species, or even from co ...

(2 pages) 56 2 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Benefits and Risks of Transgenic Crops.

ould transfer genetic constructs across biological boundary. Transgenic crops commonly referred, as genetically modified crops are the final products created using these genetic and biotechnological m ... ristic of the latter is very persistent. (Byrne, P., 2000) Another example is the widespread use of genetically modified soybeans, which have very high protein contents and cause less allergic reactio ...

(3 pages) 126 1 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Do the potential risks justify stopping development of GM foods when they would be of benefit to the developing countries?

justify stopping development of GM foods when they would be of benefit to the developing countries?Genetically modified, or GM, foods are becoming more popular around the world. They offer many benef ...

(2 pages) 47 1 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Article review from Scientific American. Author discusses genetic crop modification and addressses long term impact on the environment

ific American, 284:52-57.In this article the author addresses the growing concern over the risks of geneticallymodified crops and the possible environmental effects that these plants may have in the f ... ams may be decreased, or at least less potent.The author touches on the three principle concerns of genetically modified crops whichare ; the long-term effects of GM plants on non-target organisms, th ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

The Genetically Modified Crop Game

logy' spans across a spectrum of industries and dabbles into various sensitive issues like cloning, genetically modified food and etc. In essence, biotechnology is the application of science and engin ... have culminated in the genetic engineering or modification of crops which gives birth to the term; Genetically Modified (hereafter known as GM) Crops.Asia's Food and Agricultural ChallengesThe Asian ...

(14 pages) 147 1 3.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

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

A Debate on the Genetic Alteration of Foods

scientists to transcend the laws of Nature. In today's agriculture, dozens of food crops have been genetically altered in order to improve growing characteristics or to enhance their qualities for th ... ible health risks are inevitable, and must be seriously considered. As of right now, the effects of genetically modified foods on our systems are not known; as one pediatric neurologist states, "Manuf ...

(8 pages) 164 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Genetic Modification of Crops and The Environment

so called GM crops has became a big controversial. There are many arguments on Pros and Cons of the genetically modified food debate. The main two topics of the argument are the benefits and the risks ... contained if researchers had used only traditional plant breeding methods (2).The best argument for genetically engineered crops is the opportunity they present to help people with insecure food suppl ...

(8 pages) 284 3 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Benefits of genetically enhanced food pursuasive

the largest fields in which biotechnology is used and of which people benefit directly. So, what is genetically modified food and why is it used? With genetically modified food, it is possible to cont ... d significant ecological impacts as to not end up as Jurassic Park did. With the use biotechnology, genetically modified food or GM is made possible. A GM food can contain any gene that was altered, m ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.1 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genetic Engineering

to are worth reflection.In the field of genetic engineering, our first concern and debate is about genetically modified food. Although genetic engineering has been going on for over 30 years, scienti ... y using them in animals and crops. Since 1996, millions of acres of farmland have been planted with genetically engineered crops. It is a technology that combines genes from totally dissimilar species ...

(8 pages) 74 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Deceptions - Biopharming

ry Channel on the 28 day of December 2004, described the following scene. Welcome to the year 2021. Genetically engineered wonder seeds lead to the exploding wheat crops. There is a problem. The wheat ... and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require safety testing and refuses to monitor the effects of genetically modified (GM) foods on public health. GM crops may produce dangerous allergens or toxins ...

(14 pages) 101 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Genetically Engineered Food

ts. What most people don't realize is that the perfect foods may not be so perfect in the long run. Genetically modified crops are those crops which have had genes from unrelated sources transferred i ... re those crops which have had genes from unrelated sources transferred into their genetic sequence. Genetically modified crops are a hot topic in the scientific world today, both for their potential b ...

(4 pages) 82 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The controversy for genetically modified foods

One of the most intense arguments of the 20th century is the introduction of genetically modified foods.We have long heard that genetically modified foods are harmful and unethi ... fication is actually greener than nature. Naturally, our immediate response for the introduction of genetically modified crops is asking, "Are they safe?" The way GM works is utilizing the genes for a ...

(4 pages) 80 1 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Genetic engineering in foods

th very delicate, yet powerful forces of nature, without full knowledge of the repercussions (Is it genetically engineered?).Genetic engineering has been used to try and improve crops but is threatene ... ineering has been used to try and improve crops but is threatened to cause widespread crop failure. Genetically engineered foods containing genes derived from bacteria and viruses are now starting to ...

(7 pages) 57 0 3.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Agricultural Genetic Engineering: Genetically Modified Foods, Arguments of both proponents and opponents and a mediated solution

al biotechnology/genetic engineering is best known for its products, which are transgenic crops and genetically modified foods. Genetic engineering has enabled farmers and other agricultural industrie ... y on expensive and harmful pesticides (The Gene School). Another argument is that the attributes of genetically modified foods are especially important for those countries whose food supplies are inad ...

(4 pages) 49 0 3.5 Jun/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

GM Foods

GM FoodsOver the past decade genetically modified foods or GM crops as many people may call them, have became a big issue surroun ... have became a big issue surrounding our food. There are many arguments on the pros and cons of the genetically modified food debate and no one seems to becoming up with a solution that could suite ev ... possibility of creating new or more disastrous pests and pathogens that can out way the benefits of genetically modified foods.Biotechnology is what started our fascination about genetically modified ...

(6 pages) 44 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Genetic Engineering Food and Animals

Genetic EngineeringThroughout history, there have been many issues over genetically engineering our food that we eat on an everyday basis. World exploration did not exist u ... ery positive change, their must be a downside also. For example, Insects, birds, and wind can carry genetically altered seeds into neighboring farmer’s fields. Pollen from transgenic plants can c ... y.There is even more danger for example, Genetic engineers uses antibiotic-resistance genes to mark genetically engineered cells. This means that genetically engineered crops contain genes which are r ...

(5 pages) 23 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Genetically Modified Food: A Threat to Our Environ

For thousand of years now, something called genetically modified food has been introduced into our environment .The term GM foods is frequently ... uently used when referring to crops that have had their genes altered. Even thought it is said that genetically modified food benefits our lives, in reality it poses many threats to our environment pa ... se it pollutes our plants, contaminates the soil, and it kills our beneficial insects.One released, genetically modified food cannot be recalled, or cleaned up. The genetically altered food poses thre ...

(2 pages) 31 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Genetically Modified Food Debate

The genetically modified food debate is one that has been very controversial in recent years, and with t ... n recent years, and with the future technologies and growing population it isn't going to end soon. Genetically modified foods (GMF) are foods that have had their DNA altered through genetic engineeri ... red traits or improve nutritional content. About 2/3rds of food on the supermarket shelf are either genetically modified or contain genetically modified ingredients, sparking issues surrounding morals ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Food Market

is serving the world since 1996 when the US company based this company has a European copyright on genetically engineered (GE) crops casing quite a few varieties (Terris D 160 p). The copyright is no ... are by now in use step by step beneath control of Monsanto's domination claims.Monsanto brought its genetically modified food to EuropeNo doubt, the Genetically-modified foods (GM foods) have complete ...

(10 pages) 21 0 0.0 Nov/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management