Genetically Modified Cotton
By: Cory Hawk
Cotton Common and Scientific Name
Scientific Name: Gossypium Hirsutum
History of Cotton / World Production Cotton
12 million acres of cotton in the U.S.
105.6 million acres worldwide
Why its modified?
Reduce pesticide use
Help grow faster
How its modified?
Benefits of Genetic Modification
Boosted population of beneficial insects
Pest control for surrounding farms
Risks of genetic modification
Faulty insulin regulation
Changes in major organs