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Genetically Modified Foods PDF

Genetically Modified Foods PDF

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Published by chruschiu
A power point presentation on GM Foods that i have done for year 12 and anybody can use
A power point presentation on GM Foods that i have done for year 12 and anybody can use

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Published by: chruschiu on Oct 11, 2010
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Genetically ModifiedFood
Chris Chiu
Teacher: Mr Foster
What are Genetically Modified Foods?
Genetic Engineering:
The deliberatemodification of the characteristics of anorganism by manipulating its geneticmaterial
GM foods:
They are foods which areproduced by crops that their genetic makeup has been modified/changed to improvetheir agricultural qualities. Eg: Pest resistantand herbicide-tolerant crops.
Properties of FlavrSavr
The FlavrSavr tomato aimed to have alonger shelf life than conventional tomatoesand could be picked when ripe andtransported without bruising.
The tomato was engineered by usingantisense technology. The method of genesilencing interferes with the production of specific proteins in the plants.

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