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  1. GM Food-Plants A first look GM Food~Plants

  2. What is GM Food? • GM food stands for Genetically Modified Food • GM food is food with genes modified. Genes can be transplanted by taking out useful pieces of DNA from one organism and merging them with the DNA in another organism. • Through this process the quality, the nutrient value, the yield or the resistance against pest of the plant will increase. Hence the food supply and the standard of life of human will be increased. GM Food~Plants

  3. Common GM Food Maize Tomato Cabbage Pasta GM Food~Plants

  4. Why produce GM food? • To improve the quality of food • To improve food production to feed the world • To strengthen the resistance against pests • To cope better with climatic changes • To minimize the cost of production • To minimize loss during transport and storage GM Food~Plants

  5. Is GM food harmful? • Will it affect our health? • Will it affect the eco-system? • Will it have harmful side-effects? • Will it reduce consumer choices? GM Food~Plants

  6. Will GM food incur Health Problems? • Will we suffer from toxins produced? • Will we inherit the toxin-producing genes? • Will it cause allergic reactions? GM Food~Plants

  7. Will GM food incur Health Problems? GM food is consumed as DNA molecules. As human body has been coping perfectly well with foreign DNA for millions years. No harm is proved at this moment. GM Food~Plants

  8. Harmful to eco-system? • Will it affect the growth of other plants? • Will living things lose their living environment? • Will it create strange species? GM Food~Plants

  9. Any side-effects? • Will genes used to modify crops jump the species barrier? • Can the possible DNA mutation be controlled? GM Food~Plants

  10. Religion and choice? • What happens if vegetarians eat food which is genetically engineered with an animal gene? • Will it repel choice of food? GM Food~Plants

  11. Solutions… • Add labels to the packages • Improve genetic modification technology • Food tests GM Food~Plants

  12. The End For further reference, please go to our website: http://library.thinkquest.org/C004033 GM Food~Plants

  13. The origin of evolution is changing. GM Food~Plants

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