WILL SOMEBODY MAYBE PRINT THIS OUT? or is that a bad idea haha If someone hasn't already I could probably print this outdavid Make sure when you add cons you add something to refute it! http://prosandcons.net/geneticengineering/
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Just so ya’ll know , Bt is a toxin that is poisonous to insects, so its a type of pesticide that many farmers use.
Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will break down to produce paper and biofuel more easily. This breakthrough will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants. http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/researchersdesigngreenert rees
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According to the Universit
y of British Columbia, Researchers have genetically
engineered trees that will break down to produce paper and biofuel more easily. This breakthrough will result in a healthier way to recycle and will prevent waste/growing landfills. Genetically modified trees will benefit the environment because they will require less energy to break down the material, as well as less damaging chemicals, creating fewer pollutants that will negatively affect the environment.
Since 1996, the FDA has been allowing us to eat GMOs (genetically modified organisms). They claim they have no information showing GM foods were substantially different than traditional grown crops. http://www.responsibletechnology.org/healthrisks
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Because transgenic food plants are carefully designed to include
done, this can
select genes to produce proteins of known function from other plants, the risks are minimal.
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of the argument)
The problem of resistance to Bt toxin and other toxins engineered into crops can be countered by planting suitably sized 'refuges' of a nonGM variety of the crop at suitable intervals within the crop. The interbreeding of the wild population with the Btexposed potentially resistant population will dilute out the genetic trait and thus prevent it building up
Animal rights is the belief that animals have an intrinsic value separate from any value they have to humans, and are worthy of moral consideration. They have a right to be free of oppression, confinement, use and abuse by humans.
This is a point that the opposing side could bring up.
Modified genes may escape and transfer in the wild. Herbicideresistant genes from crops may cross into the wild weed population, creating a superweed that is impossible to kill with herbicides.
There is just as much of a chance of genes escaping out of traditional bred crops than modified crops.
In the U.S. foods are not labeled to show if they contain genetically engineered plants or not.
Food labeling is not necessary, because the introduced genes and their protein products are generally recognized as safe.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates production and labeling of genetically engineered foods. Some people have raised concerns that the genes from one food that are inserted into another ...
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