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    The Golden Rice Project

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    prevents community from having preventable diseases through fortifying of food. One example would be the golden rice project is to increase the intake of vitamin A in poor communities which eat rice. As the poor intake of vitamin a will lead to blindness and death in children. As vitamin A is not found in rice but in vegetable and animal product. (The Golden Rice Project. (n.d.)) By having the rice to have vitamin A it allows them to reach more people as it is cheaper than providing them fruits and

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    genetically modified rice or the Golden rice. We know that rice is the staple food for most people in Asia or even in Africa, some people just eat food only. Millions of the children in places like the Philippines go blind of vitamin A deficiency thousands of others die of other disease, because lack of vitamin A cause the weakening of the immune system[4][2]. To solve this problem the genetic engineers took a gene from corn which provides vitamin A and from bacteria in the normal rice. Only one bowl

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    World hunger is a problem we face today and will continue to do so unless a solution is found. Genetically modified food could be the answer the world is looking for. In this report the topic of genetically modified foods and whether or not it is a solution or a disaster in the making shall be explored. Genetic modification has its pros and cons. The advantages include a decrease in food prices. This is because crops will be easier, more advanced and less costly to produce therefore decreasing the

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    because Genetically Modified Foods can help make food cheaper and more widely available. In the year 2000 Ingo Potrykus and Peter Beyer began development on a strain of rice that would give people in the third world a sustainable source of food that would provide the micronutrients they so desperately need. This project was named ‘Golden

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    GMO soybeans. It is our attitude that we are stewards of the land and of our animals and we would not do anything to either one like Katherine Paul describes. So, I still agree with Caplan that we should be using GMOs to produce food such as Golden Rice that could save billions of people from going blind or

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    best. At first I was against the production of GMOs as I was only exposed to the negative points. But after conducting research on GM foods I have changed my view pint. The advantages of GMOs have been very beneficial and products, such as Golden Rice have been accomplished its goals in improving and enhancing people’s health. GMOs are a way the human race can feed the growing population and help combat many diseases, like the soybeans vaccines, and help fight malnutrition. Therefore the genetic

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    What is GM food? GM stands for “genetically modified”. Genetically modified food is food that has been produced from organisms which had specific changes introduced into their DNA by making use of genetic engineering. This is done in order for the organism to perform better under harsher circumstances and to improve yield and resistance against pests. Genetic engineering can be used to introduce new traits and also have more control over the genetic structure of the food. Genetically modified

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    areas like Southeast Asia where rice is the staple food. It is also the leading cause of preventable blindness in children. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 500,000 vitamin A-deficient children in these regions become blind every year, half of them dying within 12 months of losing their sight (Micronutrient deficiencies). A new variety of rice known as Golden Rice was developed to combat this problem. Scientists in Switzerland inserted two genes into rice that switched on production

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    manipulation of an organism’s genome using biotechnology. (Margaret Rouse, May 2007) Golden Rice Golden

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    higher. • The environmental impact of cultivating golden rice or if there is any risk. None have been found till date. • Golden rice can have any effect on the DNA or anything of those who consume it. DISADVANTAGES OF GOLDEN RICE • While golden rice does have some nutrients to offer, there is evidence that the nutrients are not sufficient enough to make a difference. • Golden rice can cause other people to get an allergy reaction. • Golden rice can interfere with medications and can also reduce

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    Golden rice has been genetically modified to contain an abundance of vitamin A and is often sent to countries where citizens struggle to receive proper nutrition (Golden Rice Project). This golden rice has helped save the 1.15 millions of children that die every year from vitamin A deficiency (Golden Rice Project). The reality is that food “being developed with direct genetic manipulation doesn’t make

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    The first genetically modified crop name FlavrSavr tomato, was firstly approved for the sale in U.S in the year 1994. Likewise many crops were Bt cotton, Bt potato, soya bean, canola oil with modified Oil composition and the golden rice were approved for the sale when scientists improved these foods for increasing its nutritional value. It was done for the improvement in the heath of people in developing countries where food are hardly supplied or crops are not grown due to poor

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    Gmo Benefits

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    this advantage is a rice species in the Philippines that is being modified to produce beta- carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. According to a Harvard international review journal by Erin Baggot, this rice is called “golden rice” and is genetically modified by transferring genes called phytoene synthase from a daffodil and carotene desaturase from a soil bacterium into the nuclear genome of rice. When the gene is expressed in the endosperm it produces beta- carotene. This rice can be used in the diets

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    Technological advancements in the scientific field have led to the advent of genetic engineering, including the genetic modification (GM) of food that may hold the key to the solution of many existing problems like food shortage, world hunger and genetic diseases. Uzogara (2000) state that the intentional attempt to alter the genetic make-up of plants or animals is known as genetic modification. Scientists have shown the potential benefits that those genetically engineered crops can bring about such

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    The Pros and Cons of Genetically Modified Foods Genetic modification is a biological technique that effects alterations in the genetic machinery of all kinds of living organisms. GMO is defined as “Organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination” (WHO, 2016). Genetically modified foods can be traced through history. The first genetically modified plants – antibiotic

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    Pro Gmo Pros And Cons

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    as a copy and paste mechanism where you take information from one source and paste it into another source to get a certain outcome. Pro-GMO groups like GMOs because they could help end hunger because of increasing crop yields and like within the golden rice, increase nutrition such as beta-carotene content which is turned into vitamin A by our bodies. However, Anti-GMO groups dislike GMOs because they fear

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    Gmo Cons

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    Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs are basically organisms that have been altered for the betterment of the consumer. Creations such as man-made insulin, seedless watermelon and iodine-enriched salt are all possible because of genetic engineering. Furthermore, this technology has allowed the creation of larger animals and crops. This allows produce and poultry to be cheaper. Scientists known as Agri-Scientists create GMOs. Although GMOs are made to make a better consumer product, there are many

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    Genetically Modified Organisms- Not as bad as you think Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are organisms that are engineered to improve the original organism. Even though genetically modified organisms are seen as harmful to people and the organism, they also improve the organism and can make it better. There are many benefits that most people don’t realize about genetically modified organisms, and I believe that GMOs are good for people, instead of bad. One example of how genetically modified

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    Imbalance distribution of food arouses a wide public concern. It causes numerous of countries facing the problem of starvation. Genetically modified (GM) food, which means food from crops whose genes have been scientifically changed (Cambridge English Dictionary, n.d.), is suggested to be one of the constructive solutions. However, some people claims that it has negative effects on various fields of human life. This essay will examine the benefits and drawbacks of genetically modified foods, emphasizing

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    GMOs is the abbreviation of “Genetically Modified Organisms” and can be defined as living organisms which the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) be altered in a way that occurred non-naturally. GMOs can be created by either genetic engineering or recombinant DNA technology (World Health Organization, 2014). Nowadays, GMOs are mostly produced as food for humans. There are a lot of debates all over the world that related to GMOs. One of the common claims is “The world needs more GMOs.” I support the claim

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