The Farmers Market
Gentically modified foods
The History of Genetically Modified Foods
-The 1980's marked the scientific discovery that specific pieces of DNA could be transferred from one organism to another.
-In the 1999's, 100 million acres are planted with genetically engineered plant seeds.-As of 2004, genetically modified crops were being grown by 8.25 million farmers in 17 countries.
-In the early 2000's, genetically modified foods were known to be hazardous because
genetically modified foods carry unpredictable toxins and increase the risk of allergenic reactions.
Key people/First Experiments
Genetically Modified Tomato
This is a comparison of a GM tomato and an organic tomato.
This man is Arpad Puszatai and he studied genetically modified foods.
Genetically modified foods ingested by rats conclusion.
These rats were experimented on to determine whether or not genetically modified foods were safe or not.
Farmer John Baker says...
Genetically modification has helped improve my farming conditions. Firstly, genetically modified organisms such as corn, can be modified to be resistant to diseases and drought. Also, in doing this it creates a better economy in which we have more suitable plants. I think that having genetically modified foods will be beneficial.