Speech Outline: Need To Know GMO Communications-2040 Daniel Ezeji Daniel Ezeji Informative speech outline Topic : Genetically modified organisms General purpose: To inform Specific purpose : To inform my audience about the advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified organisms (GMO), with the regulations. Thesis statement: (GMO) is a large part of the American diet and many Americans do not know. To understand the importance of GMO, it is important to educate ourselves and others on what we consume. A. Introduction According to a philosopher, Anthelme Brillat-Savarin he stated, “you are what you eat”. a. Attention getter: Have you ever wondered how much of the food we eat has been genetically modified? b. Genetically Modified Organisms, are organisms that have …show more content…
b.Specific effects on humans The negative impact of GMOs on humans. i. They have lower levels of nutritional needs to protect the body from heart disease and cancer when they are consumed by animals Khan, Muafia, Nasreen, and Salariya, 2012) ii. Also, some individual are so allergic to this and that they go into anaphylactic shock (similar to a severe bee sting reaction) which can cause death Current Situation and Regulations surrounding GMOs: a. Regulation of GMOs is done by three government agencies: the FDA, EPA and USDA. i. For a GM product to be considered “safe” according to the criteria set by these agencies it has to be “substantially equivalent” to its corresponding non-GM crop. (Lundquist, 2015) Daniel Ezeji b. For a company to test a crop, they have to provide a form of notice to the sub-division of USDA. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) which allows producers of GM crops to introduce the crop into the environment and bypass inspection of the crop itself. (Lundquist, 2015) c. In order to make this process effective GM producers have to do is certify that
How come Americans are obsessed with food (new diets, restaurants, television shows, the list goes on and on) but no one cares or knows where their food came from and how it got on the shelf at the supermarket? The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan teaches readers about the importance of being educated about where your food comes from and how to make your own decisions about what and how to eat. Humans, as omnivores, have too many options for food and we don’t know what is good for us. Pollan argues that many diets and information from professionals are false, Americans have no tradition or cultural foods, and the human instinct of not eating bitter foods is no excuse to stop eating nutrient packed foods. First, Pollan talks about how many people throughout history that were supposed to be experts, for example Dr. Kellogg, came up with some strange theories that many people believed, but we later discovered were not true.
Genetic modification is the alteration of an organism's genes to acquire desired characteristics (Kracht para 1). Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in over 70% of products produced in the United States, especially since most contain traces of corn, soybean, rice or canola, which are some of the popularly grown genetically modified crops. (Steinhauer and Strom para 20). Currently, companies are not required to label GMO-containing products, however, some people are pushing to make it a requirement (para 3). Products containing GMOs should not be labeled because products manufactured in the United States have been modified in one way or another, therefore, the FDA should not require GMO labeling.
“In the genetic engineering process, scientists splice a specific gene that exhibits certain traits into a plant to create new artificial characteristics in organisms” (Burgaard; Streker). The resulting organism is considered GM, or genetically modified. The desired traits currently being practiced through genetic engineering are insect resistance, weed control, and improved nutritional content (Turner). The
According to the World Health Organization, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. The United States is the world leader in genetically engineered crop production, with 165 million acres, or nearly half of global production. Currently in the United States, approximately 85% of all processed foods contain GMOs (www.gmofilm.com). Labeling is about empowering people towards informed decision making, so what 's bad about it? Despite being at the frontiers of cutting edge research & development the United States
For years, the health and safety of genetically modified foods have been debated and researched by scientists, but the question still stands: should genetically modified foods be allowed for consumption? The process of genetic modification involves inserting a gene from bacteria or a virus into an organism where it would normally not be found. The purpose is to alter the genetic code in plants and animals to make them more productive or resistant to pests or farming techniques. Genetically modified organisms, more commonly known as GMOs, have been a controversial topic of debate for a number of reasons. The ethics behind genetically modified foods come into question due to an abundance of short and long-term effects from the process, many of which are still unknown today.
Science vs Nature Recently, the diagnosis of health problems in America such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes have been on the rise. Likely caused by over caloric diets, many scientists have used nutritionism, the theory that specific nutrients determine a food’s nutritional value, to create methods to decrease the occurrence of such diseases. In Michael Pollan’s essay “Escape from the Western Diet,” Pollan makes the claim that in order to improve America’s diminishing diet people must look past nutritionism and food science because of the negative impact it has on the environment. He suggests that people must eat more whole foods, unprocessed and grown naturally, in order to solve this food crisis.
GMOs can cause allergic reactions by modifying often mixes or adds protein that wasn't indigenous to the original plant or animal, causing a new allergic reaction in the body. According to the Brown University , protein from an organism that you’re allergic to may be added to an organism that you weren't originally to promoting the same allergic reaction experienced by the first organism. Food allergies in children under 18
Research Outline: Genetically modified organism Thesis Statement: Even though some individuals in the United States believe GMOs negatively affect society due to health risks, it does not because of environmental benefits, lowers cost of food/increases production, and assists the wellbeing of humans. Introduction Hook Connect to the hook A GMO or Genetically Modified Organism is an organism that has changed or altered a food product on a genetic level. Genetically modified means that food has been changed. Some people believe that GMOs have a positive effect on society; however , others believe that GMOs could possibly hurt the environment and the health of humans.
This would be fine if the GMOs actually showed safe activities, like they claim to be, but they are scientifically proven otherwise. “GE crops can offer less nutrition, lead to antibiotic resistance, and often contain as many or even more toxic pesticides” (Cummins 1). The United States, is the only country to legalize the use of the rBGH hormone, in which no other nation agrees on the practice, responding with, “... a United Nations food standards body, has refused to verify that rBGH is safe” (Cummins
What do a tomato, soybean and a french fry have in common? They are all some of the most commonly genetically modified foods sold on the market today. By using the genetic information from one organism, and inserting or modifying it into another organism, scientists can make food crops stay fresher, grow bigger, and have the crops create their own pesticides. Nevertheless, the technology to modify genes has surpassed its practicality. Genetically modified foods need to be removed from everyday agriculture because of the threat they pose to human health, the environment, and the impact on global economy.
Genetically modified foods have been receiving a lot of unjustified hate from the media recently. This is unjustified because GM foods are superior for three main reasons; They produce far more food than un-altered crops, the negative environmental impact is decreased, and the overall quality of GM foods is increased. This should be far more than enough to debunk the myths of GM foods being bad. The consumer, being anyone from an industrial farmer to a small family, can rest assured buying, eating or growing
However, nowadays, further studies and inventions created GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms), “where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal” (“Seeds of Deception”). Kara Posso, an environmental science junior, expressively identified some of the benefits of GMO by claiming that “GMO foods, if put to use, could turn out to be more sustainable by allowing us to feed a lot of people. It would also mean using fewer pesticides, which are damaging to water resources” (“Nobel Laureate Praises Benefits of GMOs - The Daily Texan”). The effects of GMO will be
Most genetic engineering is designed to meet the corporates rather than the consumer’s needs. However, more and more people are growing to believe that GMO products are being produced to be ‘counterfeit freshness’ and some believe that there is no real issue. But are people just being blinded by the science? In its place of providing individuals with beneficial information, obligatory GMO labels would only intensify the misconception that so called Franken foods endangers people’s health. Most major European retailers had to remove GM products from their shelves because they were worried that this kind of technology would drive people away.
GM crops are grown almost on every continent to upsurge the proficiency of growing certain crops with higher yields as a way to counteract world hunger. The acreage of GM crops increasing worldwide (Refer to Appendix A) serves as a testament to the main objective of genetic modification; to produce crops and livestock that have valuable traits that do not occur naturally in a given