Lecture 8 Rough Notes - of soybeans are genetically...

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½ of soybeans are genetically modified ¼ of corn 6 of wheat US and Canada known for GMF Selective breeding you are speeding up the process of evolution o Usually done to speed up process You can put donkey dna and put it into corn Shaking polin off from one plant to another is selective breeding o Put gene(trait) from one corn to another (intrabreeding) Intrabreeding is within species Interbreeding is between different species (more of a mutation) U.s. argentina, brazil, Canada, india china and 16 other countries GM foods most include - Soybean, some - cotton, canola, corn o Herbicide resistance and insect resistant Precautionary principle doesn’t lead to huge profits Monsanto makes GM plants o Round up (spray to kill plants) o Terminator seeds (kill the seeds after they are used… can’t reuse the natural seeds as they are terminated, so you are bound to purchasing from Monsanto) o A man had his neighbours plant genes move into his plants and got sued for using
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course ENVIRONMEN eesa01 taught by Professor Mitchel during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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