Professor Noah Horwitz
Genetically Modified Organisms
In my section of the report I will be handling the vital Political and legal impacts of the
genetically modified organisms. My research is geared towards the political view of the
genetically modified Organisms against the legality of the whole program. Genetically
modified crops (GMCs, GM crops, or biotech crops) are plants used in agriculture,
the DNA of which has been modified using genetic engineering techniques.
In most cases the aim is to introduce a new trait to the plant which does not occur naturally
in the species. Examples in food crops include resistance to certain ...view middle of the document...
The USDA evaluates the
plant's potential to become a weed. The FDA has a voluntary consultation process with the
developers of genetically engineered plants. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act,
which outlines FDA's responsibilities, does not require pre-market clearance of food,
including genetically modified food plants
James, C (2011). "ISAAA Brief 43, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2011".
ISAAA Briefs. Ithaca, New York: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech
Applications (ISAAA). Retrieved 2012-06-02.
I chose this source for my part of the report to support the fact that there exist several
commercialized GMO crops that impacts various countries especially when it comes to local
laws that Govern the Agricultural and Biotechnology industry
Ronald, Pamela (2011). "Plant Genetics, Sustainable Agriculture and Global Food Security".
Genetics 188 (1): 11–20. doi:10.1534/genetics.111.128553. PMC 3120150. PMID 21546547.
I selected this particular source to give me a solid idea on the different risks associated with plant
genetics. This will give an understanding of the overall security and legal implications.
Klümper, W; Qaim, M (2014). "A Meta-Analysis of the Impacts of Genetically Modified
Crops". PLoS ONE 9 (11): e111629. Bibcode:2014PLoSO...9k1629K.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111629. PMID 25365303. open access publication - free to read
Due to the various resistance to this activity, I chose this section to aid me in identifying various
impact of the GMO on the political system and how it affects the free trade and Global
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