Presentation about genetically modified foods
Introducing yourself to examiner
Good morning, good morning examiner, I'd like to start by introducting myself. My name is Rakhimov Khojiakbar. My ID number is B1401028. I'm a speaker of group 107. In today's presentation I'm going to speak about GMO. I very much appreciate your important time and attention to my speech if you have got any question, it would be Ok, if you save it for the end.
Right, well Erm. Shell we start? Either mankind will stop Monsanto or Monsanto will stop mankind. What I want to say with this sentence, I will explain later on.
So, let me start from a brief outline of main points, in introduction part I'm going to talk about GMO's meaning and short history of GM crops. In the body part, I will talk about both sides of GM crops and I'll explain the evil of Monsanto.
Finally, I conclude my speech with summary, recommendation and prediction.
What is GM Crops? What are GM foods? 'Genetically Modified Organisms" are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or plants and animals. As you can see from the screen these 10 types of fruit and vegetables such as carrot, strawberry, corn, garden radish, tomato, melon, watermelon and so forth are genetically engineered in order to enhance size, taste and quality.
History of GMO:
The first genetically modified food was Flavr Savr tomato which was grown in California in 1994. They didn't transfer any other gene to tomato. They just modified functioning of existing gene. The products was itself was unprofitable; however it opened the doors for other GM foods. In the USA genetic modification has expanded into almost every area of food production.
Great Advantages of GMO:
Nowadays, people always talk about advantages and drawbacks of GM food. But is it really safe? Are they telling us the truth about GM crops? The people responsible for promoting GM foods argue that it is scientifically safe and capacity to provide for 1000000s of starving and famished people. GM foods have a desirably better taste and quality. Therefore, it doesn't take a long time to produce foods which can provide more people. GM foods are very transportable for long distances such as from country to county. Let me explain tomato the picture on the screen. You can see the ordinary tomato will damage in 20 days, but genetically engineered tomato can keep the quality and freshness for 45 days. On top of all that, it is possible to grow GM crops even inhospitable places.
Negative side effects of GMO:
Firstly, Gm crops have B.t toxins which kill many species of insect larvae indiscriminately. It is nowadays somehow impossible to design a b.t toxin that would kill only crop-damaging pests and remain harmless other non-target species.
Secondly, there can be no doubt that GM foods haven't yet labeled in markets. A significant majority of Americans want to know if the food they are buying contains powerful biotech or not. Many companies have succeeded in keeping this kind of information from the public.
Thirdly, many children in United States and Europe have developed life threatening allergies to peanuts and other foods. Brazil nuts into soybeans were abandoned because of the fear of causing unexpected allergic reactions. In addition, GM crops might accidently cause to the cancers too.
Shocking new Cancer Study - Monsanto:
Have you ever heard about MONSANTO ?
If you haven't come across to this, now I am going to give really bad horrible facts about MONSANTO Company. MONSANTO Company is American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation which produce genetically engineered brand crops (approximately 40% of foods). Back in days, Monsanto was responsible for some of the most damaging toxins in US history. In 25th of May, 2013 people can easily remember worldwide protest against MONSANTO which cited concern on public health from young child. The protest is called MARCH against Monsanto. Around the world 50 countries and more than 250 cities joined to fight against MONSANTO Company. But these protests didn't halt company from process. In a recent scientific study show shocking news, like 70% of female rats died prematurely with Tumor cancer when fed GMOs. Because of corruption, Monsanto is still working. According to American citizens, Monsanto is spending thousands of dollars to try to defeat proposition 37 in California. People said that they didn't want consumers to know the truth about GMO's in the food they buy.
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