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Oral Presentations - Guzman 306

Presentation or Panel Title

Genetically Modified Organisms

Location

Guzman 306

Start Date

4-24-2015 10:20 AM

End Date

4-24-2015 10:35 AM

Department

Health Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Dr.Martha Nelson

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

According to the American Heritage Medical Dictionary, a Genetically Modified Organism or GMO is “ An organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered by the insertion of modified gene or a gene from another organism using the techniques of genetic engineering.” GMOs have been in the population’s food supply for almost twenty years, and despite being around for decades, the general public is unknowledgeable about what benefits or advantages the technology used to create GMOs offers and what are the potential risk they may have. Experts say that about 60 to 70 percent of the processed foods in the U.S. grocery store have some type of genetically modified ingredient (Genetic Science Learning Center ,2014). While the technology used to create GMOs, the consumption of GMOs and the labeling procedures of the products are controversial topics, the citizens should be educated about the aversive effects creating and consuming modified food has on not only the human body but the environment as well. By educating themselves and reading labels, the citizens can then make a choice between consuming and purchasing GMOs or non-GMOs.

Education is an important factor in whether or not citizens decide to purchase GMO or not. A structured podcast would help inform the public on the possible benefits or aversive affects that consuming these modified foods could have. In order to fully educate the listeners of the 15 minute podcast, information about the importance of biodiversity, ethical issues, benefits and risks to the human body and environment must be included within the podcast. Also regulation and labeling laws in which food manufacturing companies must abide by will be included. By chosing to do a podcast, the audience would have better access to the information and relate to the topic on a more personal level. A peer group and Dominican Communication faculty will help refine and review the message that the podcast is trying to convey to the audience.

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Genetically Modified Organisms

Guzman 306

According to the American Heritage Medical Dictionary, a Genetically Modified Organism or GMO is “ An organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered by the insertion of modified gene or a gene from another organism using the techniques of genetic engineering.” GMOs have been in the population’s food supply for almost twenty years, and despite being around for decades, the general public is unknowledgeable about what benefits or advantages the technology used to create GMOs offers and what are the potential risk they may have. Experts say that about 60 to 70 percent of the processed foods in the U.S. grocery store have some type of genetically modified ingredient (Genetic Science Learning Center ,2014). While the technology used to create GMOs, the consumption of GMOs and the labeling procedures of the products are controversial topics, the citizens should be educated about the aversive effects creating and consuming modified food has on not only the human body but the environment as well. By educating themselves and reading labels, the citizens can then make a choice between consuming and purchasing GMOs or non-GMOs.

Education is an important factor in whether or not citizens decide to purchase GMO or not. A structured podcast would help inform the public on the possible benefits or aversive affects that consuming these modified foods could have. In order to fully educate the listeners of the 15 minute podcast, information about the importance of biodiversity, ethical issues, benefits and risks to the human body and environment must be included within the podcast. Also regulation and labeling laws in which food manufacturing companies must abide by will be included. By chosing to do a podcast, the audience would have better access to the information and relate to the topic on a more personal level. A peer group and Dominican Communication faculty will help refine and review the message that the podcast is trying to convey to the audience.