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Can genetically modify to make it resistant to this

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Can genetically modify to make it resistant to this virus Arctic Apple - Don’t go brown easily - Only use genes from apples GMO Potatoes - Develop fewer black spots - Produce less acrylamide natural toxin when foods are heated in high temps - Use genes from potatoes , no new organisms hoe! VIDEO #4 Precautionary Principle - Must have proof of no harm before introducing a product of novel (GM) technology o A demand that science CANNOT meet Cannot prove that something will not cause harm to EVERYONE, only educated guesses - Also can’t have a zero-risk mentality cuz contamination happens Labeling? - People want labelling to know if it’s GMO But Labeling requirements should be based on the content of food , not on the way it’s produced Labeling is already required for any GMO that is nutritionally/compositionally different from the original o But if the only difference is that they’re GMO, what is the point? ***Today: the only foods that are GM’ed:*** 1) Corn 2) Soy 3) Canola 4) Sugar beets Wright Brothers’ First Flight - Everyone was thinking of the potential, but also possibility of a crash Link with GMO Potential is there with the possibility of risk Can’t predict all risks Every 3.6 seconds, someone dies from hunger Lesson 3: Agricultural Science III VIDEO #1 Pesticides – can they harm us? - Study: fertility may be affect by pesticide exposure o Those who had a diet richer in organic produce = better chance of fertility o PROBLEM: 1) Self-reporting on what they were eating (dishonest) 2) Assumption that ppl eating more organic produce not exposed to pesticides but organic can use pesticides as long as it’s not synthetic Glyphosate/Roundup - Most widely used herbicide/weedkiller - WHY IS THE USE INCREASING SO MUCH? o Link to Roundup Ready produce (can be soybeans, corn, alfalfa, cotton, canola)
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Roundup ready: crops that are glyphosate resistant Thus, can kill weeds but keep crops - Need to be careful of effects of exposure to trace amounts in the long-term Issues Concerning RoundUp 1) Resistance o No amount of technology can guarantee that ALL weeds/insects will die o Eventually, weeds will develop resistance to roundup due to biology Ex.: Palmer Amaranth = resistant to glyphosate o Solution: develop crops resistant to OTHER pesticides Dicamba o Another herbicide o HOW DOES IT WORK? Resembles a plant hormone called auxin, which cause plant growth Weeds may mistake Dicamba for auxin, and grow too fast Not enough nutrients to sustain growth, so weed dies o ISSUE : Dicamba drif Some of the spray may drift into neighboring fields Which may destroy neighbor’s crops o ISSUE: cancer-causing which is FALSE 2,4-D Resistant Crops o Just like glyphosate, but there’s also weed resistance now Agent Orange - Called this bc shipped to Vietnam in drums with orange band (chemical not orange) - Operation Ranch Hand - Mixture of 2 herbicides (2,3-D and 2,4,5-T) - To defoliate trees to prevent Vietcong from hiding under trees - 2,4,5-T gave rise to a highly toxic side product o No longer manufactured Vandana Shiva 1) “GMO” = God Move Over 2)
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