Science and Technology - GM food

Laura D
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Mind Map on Science and Technology - GM food, created by Laura D on 01/06/2016.

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Laura D
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Science and Technology - GM food
1 Defnition
1.1 made by inserting genes of other species into their DNA
1.2 mostly used in plants, but also in animals
1.3 examples: potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, carrots
2 Advantages
2.1 help controlling the occurance of certain diseases
2.1.1 eliminate the properties of causing allergies
2.2 grow faster >> productivity increases
2.2.1 can provide people with more food
2.3 can be grown at places with unfavorable climatic conditions
2.4 less costs of production
2.5 don't need many pesticides / insecticides (because of their natural resistance)
2.5.1 free from chemicals and environmentally friendly
2.6 high in nutrients; contain more minerals / vitamins; better taste
2.7 increased shelf life >> don't get rotten as quickly as normal food
3 Disadvantages
3.1 Can have harmful effects on the human body
3.1.1 cause development of diseases
3.1.2 immune to antibiotics
3.2 manufacturers don't mention that their foods are genetically modified
3.2.1 think that this would affect their business
3.3 cross-pollination method = transferring animal genes into plants and vice versa
3.3.1 can cause damage to other organisms that thrive in the environment
3.4 developing countries would depend more on industrial countries

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