3-29 - by that statement? Why do you think the paper is...

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Economy and Society / Population Study Questions for 3/29/11 Why are we talking about GMC’s? Demand for food has increased o Number of people suffering from malnutrition o Increased food prices 1. In what ways is traditional crop breeding different from developing genetically engineered crops? GM crops are created through mixing genes that could never be mixed in nature, while traditional crop breeding must follow the rules of nature 2. Which are the most common GM crops? Corn Cotton Soybean canola 3. Why have Bt corn and Bt potatoes not seen dramatic reductions in pesticide use? They normally use less pesticides anyway and have a fluctuating number of pests 4. What questions still need to be answered regarding GMCs? 5. In the article 'Trespass', Cummings (2005) makes the following statement: 'private interests had successfully dismantled the regulatory system, invaded the ivory tower, and taken over the intellectual commons'. What did the author mean
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Unformatted text preview: by that statement? Why do you think the paper is titled 'Trespass'? The people were no longer entitles to the right to know what was going on with their food The scientists trespassed on the publics right to know and give their opinions on what happened with their food 6. All four readings due for 3/29 deal with GMOs and overlap quite a bit in terms of highlighted the benefits as well as the risks of GMO foods. Now that you have read both sides of the debate about GMOs, list the projected pros and cons of GMO foods. RISKS Allergies Creating new pathogens and toxins o Cause cancer or immune problems Super weeds BENFITS Higher yields Use less pesticides Corporate Agriculture: Hollow Men Vertically integrated production full spectrum dominance Lax environmental regulations Fabric of rural communities Environmental costs Social costs Health costs...
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course GEO 271 taught by Professor Maingi during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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