Wednesday, November 9, 2016

GMO's, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Economics

GMO's (genetically modified organisms) are always a hot topic issue around the world. Recently Purdue University conducted research on GMO's globally. They focused on two separate scenarios revolving around GMO crop production. This article takes a look at how changes in GMO crop production could change the way we live in different parts of the world. I encourage you to read the linked article and then utilize the discussion points below to guide conversations around the globe.

Model Predicts GMO Impacts

Discussion Points

  • What two scenarios were researched as part of this project?
  • What were the findings from each scenario? Be specific.
  • Where does your home country fit into the GMO perceptions and regulations picture?
  • Why would poorer countries be impacted greater than more developed countries with each scenario?
  • The article states that the U.S. would actually benefit economically from a global GMO ban even though the U.S. is a leader in GMO production. Why is this the case?
  • The article states several times the safety of GMO's and the science behind it. Take some time to research the science behind GMO's and share your findings.

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