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Organics versus GMO: Why the debate? | Genetic Literacy Project

Organics versus GMO: Why the debate? | Genetic Literacy Project | Genetically Modified Seeds | Scoop.it
There is a global consensus on the safety of GMOs. Yet, anti-GMO activists and proponents of organic crops are fighting harder than ever against them, despite
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Popoff, Mischa, Patrick Moore, and Robert Wagner. "Organics versus GMO: Why the Debate?" Genetic Literacy Project. Genetic Literacy Project, 15 Oct. 2013. Web. 01 July 2014. <http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2013/10/15/organics-versus-gmo-why-the-debate/>.


This article compares and contrasts GM foods specifically with Organically farmed foods. The risks and benefits of each farming type. 

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Top Five Myths Of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted

Top Five Myths Of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted | Genetically Modified Seeds | Scoop.it
While there's hot debate over whether genetically modified food should be labeled or is killing us, there are some questions we can definitely answer. We're putting a stop to some of the myths about genetically modified seeds and when farmers can be sued over them.
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Charles, Dan. "Top Five Myths Of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted."NPR. NPR, 18 Oct. 2012. Web. 02 July 2014. <http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/10/18/163034053/top-five-myths-of-genetically-modified-seeds-busted>.


This article debunks the common myths that are associated with genetically modified foods. 

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Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?

Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful? | Genetically Modified Seeds | Scoop.it
Recent studies about
genetically-modified foods indicate that GMOs may cause harm to monarch
butterfly caterpillars. Corn plants have been genetically engineered
using B.t. to be resistant to insect pests. Consumer interest groups in
Europe and the U.S. have been protesting the lack of government
regulation. The FDA held three public meetings to solicit opinions about
the safety of GMOs and how to label GM foods for consumers.
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Whitman, Deborah. "Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?"Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful? CSA, 2000. Web. 02 July 2014. <http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php>.


This extensive article outlines the pros and cons of GM foods. It also talks about what crops are currently genetically modified and the governments involvement in regulating genetically modified seeds. 

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Why We Wil Need Genetically Modified Foods

This article talks about the benefits of GM farming due to a growing population and climate change. Traditional farming is not efficient or sustainable enough to feed to growing masses. This particular article highlights potato farming in an unseasonably warm climate.

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http://ezproxy.madisoncollege.edu:2199/ehost/detail?vid=4&sid=2eea37a4-f5e5-435c-85f4-528bc6c14b05%40sessionmgr4004&hid=4106&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWNvb2tpZSxpcCxjcGlkJmN1c3RpZD1zNjI0NjgxMiZzaXRlPWVob3N0LWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=p6h&AN=93251042

 

 Rotman, David. "Why We Will Need Genetically Modified Foods." Academic Search Complete. EBSCO, Jan. 2014. Web. 23 June 2014.

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Inside Monsanto, America's Third-Most-Hated Company

Inside Monsanto, America's Third-Most-Hated Company | Genetically Modified Seeds | Scoop.it
What's the genetically modified seed factory up to? Making high-tech plans to feed a growing world
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Bennett, Drake. "Inside Monsanto, America's Third-Most-Hated Company."Bloomberg Business Week. Bloomberg, 03 July 2014. Web. 03 July 2014. <http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-03/gmo-factory-monsantos-high-tech-plans-to-feed-the-world>.


This article focuses on Monsanto, the company largely associated with genetically modified foods. 

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The Truth about Genetically Modified Food

The Truth about Genetically Modified Food | Genetically Modified Seeds | Scoop.it
Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a warming, increasingly populous world. Critics say we tamper with nature at our peril. Who is right?
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Freedman, David H. "The Truth about Genetically Modified Food." Scientific American Global RSS. Scientific American, 20 Aug. 2013. Web. 01 July 2014. <http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-truth-about-genetically-modified-food/>.


This article talks about the history of GM foods and their potential dangers regardless of scientists think. It even talks about some solutions to making genetically modified foods safer for human consumption to lessen the risks. 

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Seeds Of Conflict

This article highlights more negative aspects of GM farming. It talks about negative health consequences on the population. It also discussing the economic advantages for large corporations. It also acknowledges the increasing demand of agriculture due to a growing population.

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http://ezproxy.madisoncollege.edu:2199/ehost/detail?vid=3&sid=a8470f07-7b26-4032-9ac2-469dc1d1f78a%40sessionmgr4001&hid=4106&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWNvb2tpZSxpcCxjcGlkJmN1c3RpZD1zNjI0NjgxMiZzaXRlPWVob3N0LWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=sch&AN=85898275

 

 

Curry, Andrew. "Seeds of Conflict." Academic Search Complete. EBSCO, Apr. 2013. Web. 23 June 2014.

 

 

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