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<ul><li><p>Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)What are they &amp; how they affect health, bodies, animals &amp; the environment</p></li><li><p>AgendaWhat are GMOs?Where are GMOs grown &amp; labeled?Why are GMOs made?Who makes GMOs?How are GMOs made?Do GMOs affect the environment?Why do some people avoid GMOs?How to avoid GMOsMore information, Q &amp; A</p></li><li><p>Raise Your HandDo YOU know what a GMO is?Genetically Modified OrganismGenetic EngineeringGenetically Modified</p><p>Hint: its NOT evolution</p></li><li><p>GMO: What is it?DNA from two different species are combined to create a new speciesExamples that exist:Goat &amp; spiderSalmon &amp; ocean poutSoybean &amp; BT (bacteria)Corn &amp; bacteriaWe EAT this daily!=+</p></li><li><p>GMO: What is it?US CropsMain food for US Corn*Cornstarch, corn syrup, corn oilSoy*Soymilk, tofu, soy lecithinCanolaCanola oilSugar beetsSugarCottonCottonseed oil, tamponsSquashZucchini, crooked neckHI PapayaPapaya from Hawaii * Main ingredient of US raised cows, pigs &amp; chickens</p><p>80% of what you buy in the grocery store contains GMOs</p></li><li><p>GMO: Where are they grown?GM crops &amp; food introduced in mid 1990s2005 world production map of GMOs. Solid orange - produce more than 95% of GMO products Orange stripes - produce commercialized GMO products. Orange dots - participating in experimental GM crops. Image by pixeltoo </p></li><li><p>GMO: Where are they labeled?</p></li><li><p>GMO: Why are they made?Pest/insect resistant cropsEx: BT Corn or BT SoyWeed resistant cropsEx: Round-up Ready</p><p>Increased yields for first 2-3 years, then decreasing yields thereafterChemical fertiziler + chemical plant = chemical cropCrops need more &amp; more chemicals to control the superweedsAgent orange resistant crop is awaiting approvals2009 Failure to Yield, UCS StudyRodale Institute, Chemical vs. Organic, 30-yr Farming Trial</p></li><li><p>GMO: Who makes them?Bio-tech companies: (Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences, ConAgra, DuPont)Make chemical fertilizer and chemical-resistant cropsSell both products to farmers</p><p>FDA role:Expects the bio-tech companies to test their own products</p></li><li><p>GMO: How are they made?Equipment:DNA gunPetri DishIngredients:Species 1 DNASpecies 2 DNAVirusPromoterMarker Gene</p></li><li><p>GMO: Do they affect the environment?Increased herbicides in ground &amp; waterCross pollination with other plantsContaminates organic cropsIncreased super weedsPush heirloom crops into extinctionCreates nutrient-deficient soilKills insects</p><p>GMO crops DO NOT feed the world</p></li><li><p>GMO: Why do some people avoid them?No long term human feeding studies doneIt kills bugs (we have good bugs in our digestive tracts)Unpredictable side effects of genetic engineeringIncreased infertility and miscarriages amongst farm animals when fed GMO feed</p></li><li><p>GMO: How to Avoid GMOsBuy Organic, when products contain corn, soy, canola, sugar, cotton, squash, &amp; hawaiian papayaLook for the NON GMO Verified LogoDownload free app from www.nongmoshoppingguide.comAvoid at-risk ingredients</p></li><li><p>GMO: More information, Q&amp;ALocal Label GMOs Chapter (http://www.labelgmos.org/ ),Email me at sas.hadden@gmail.comMore informationMovies:Food Inc.King CornGenetic RouletteFuture of FoodInterview:Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Don Huber about GMO ~(2 parts) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4swW9OFmf8Websites:GMO crops &amp; sources http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-basics/gmos-in-foodGMOs FAQs - http://www.responsibletechnology.org/faqsEducational Brochures and more - http://seedsofdeception.com/store/ Must watch movies!</p></li></ul>

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