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Genetically Modified. Organisms in Portugal. It is understood by genetically modified organism (GMO) any organism which genetic material , by biotechnology techniques , was altered to encourage some characteristic desired , so it does not occurs naturally. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>GeneticallyModifiedOrganisms in Portugal</p> <p>1</p> <p>It is understood by genetically modified organism (GMO) any organism which genetic material, by biotechnology techniques, was altered to encourage some characteristic desired, so it does not occurs naturally.Make it easier to change the pictures: use the Selection Pane to temporarily hide a Picture Placeholder. (Home tab, Select, Selection Pane). Click the eye icon to hide or show an object. To change a sample image, select the picture and delete it. Now click the Pictures icon in the placeholder to insert your own image. If you dont see the Pictures icon, click the Reset button (Home tab, Slides, Reset).The animation is already done for you; just copy and paste the slide into your existing presentation. Sample pictures courtesy of Bill Staples.Desired objectives with the GOM</p> <p>Characteristics mostly desired to obtainJuly 22, 2012Footer text here5Most genetically modified organisms are transgenic food, however, these two concepts are not synonymous.GMO foodsGMO</p> <p>1983First GMO cultivation (United States / France)1993First crop commercialized (Flavr Savr tomato)1994First GMO cultivation in Portugal (Tomato / Potato)</p> <p>AdvantagesDisadvantagesMake it easier to change the pictures: use the Selection Pane to temporarily hide a Picture Placeholder. (Home tab, Select, Selection Pane). Click the eye icon to hide or show an object. To change a sample image, select the picture and delete it. Now click the Pictures icon in the placeholder to insert your own image. If you dont see the Pictures icon, click the Reset button (Home tab, Slides, Reset).The animation is already done for you; just copy and paste the slide into your existing presentation. Sample pictures courtesy of Bill Staples.</p> <p>July 22, 2012Footer text here8Advantages</p> <p>Tolerance to Herbicides- Increased Productivity</p> <p>Tolerance to Insects - Reduction of Chemicals UsedReduction of use of Fertilizer</p> <p>Improving the Quality of Food</p> <p>Ending the World Hunger</p> <p>July 22, 2012Footer text here9Pollution of the EnvironmentReduction of Biodiversity</p> <p>Increased of AllergyRisk of genetic pollution of soils</p> <p>Disadvantages</p> <p>July 22, 2012Footer text here10Risks to Human HealthJuly 22, 2012Footer text here11</p> <p>The safety study of GMO products usually investigates the:</p> <p>July 22, 2012Footer text here12Risks to the Environment</p> <p>July 22, 2012Footer text here13Socioeconomic impactsJuly 22, 2012Footer text here14LabellingIn order to be marketed, the GOM should be, initially, subjected to a very rigorous evaluation process and then, labeled, respecting the rules on labeling and traceability of products.</p> <p>All food products containing more than 0.9 percent of GMOs in its composition, must include this information on the label.</p> <p>July 22, 2012Footer text here15Worldwide Cultivation</p> <p>IN </p> <p>PORTUGAL </p> <p>Areas of Cultivation of GMOs in Portugal</p> <p>17</p> <p>Portugal is at position 22 in countries with transgenic crops in 2012, with 5 million ha planted.In Portugal the cultivation of GMOs are only of transgenic corn. </p> <p>The corn crops have a transformation named as: MON810Genetically modified with a gene to survive pests.</p> <p>The main reason for the cultivation of transgenic corn by portuguese farmers are resistance to attack by the borer, a pest that can reach serious proportions, affecting crops.</p> <p>Cultivation of Transgenic CornNumber of NotificationsTotal Area (ha)North29164,5 Center55774,2 Lisbon542.322,1Alentejo1205.796,2 Algarve112,9 Azores (S. Miguel)19208,2 The National Total2789.278,1 Data Relating to a 23-08-2012Example of products consumed </p> <p>July 22, 201223</p> <p>Legislation</p> <p>It is essential increase the information available on this topic and transmit it to society to understand what GMOs are, and so express your freedom to choose, even though many technical aspects are complex, one has to know!Thank you for your attention!</p>