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APES: Harvest of Fear

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Part I: Introduction
1: Who are the ELF? What are they against?
2: Which crop was the catalyst to the GMO food industry?
3: What is the gene gun? How does it work?
Part 2: BT
4: Which university was the 1st to try GMO foods?
5: What were some of the first ideas for GMOs?
6: Who are Monsanto? What did they set out to do?
7: What is a big risk for corn crops? What is the problem with spraying with pesticides?
8: What is BT? What does it do?
9: Why was genetically engineering considered to be a saver of the environment?
10: When did GM foods get into the widespread media?
Earth Liberation Front, against the research of science like biotechnology.
Biolistic particle delivery system, designed for plant to changed their growth and sizes.
New York State, Cornel University.
That it would modify the food to make it better.
A multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, set out to make GMO foods.
It can be harm to humans, and spraying can contaminate the food.
Bacillus thuringiensis. biopesticide against insects
Didn't need pesticides to kill bugs.
Part III: The Anti-GM Movement
11: What did the European Union vote for?
12: What did the University of New Mexico researchers find out from surveys and focus
13: What is your opinion on GMOs? (Before watching the video?)
14: Can someone prove that GM foods are safe?
15: How are GM foods tested for safety?
16: How does Monsanto test their GM foods at the molecular level?
17: What does the USDA, FDA and EPA do for GM foods?
Part IV: Allergies
18: Why are people concerned about allergies with GM crops?
19: Why should people have confidence in GM foods?
For ban.
That people don't know that they are eating genetically Modied food.

Never heard of it.
No because everyone has a different opinion and side effect from the crops.
They are almost never tested for safety.
They tested it, and say that its something can go wrong.

Check if they're safe to grow.
Check if they're safe to eat.
Get involved with crops that contain BT.
It can be harmful, and it could kill them.
They are tested and said its safe.
20: What do the Union of Concerned Scientists believe should be done?
21: What happened to Starlink Corn? Explain the events and consequences.
22: Describe the meaning of the statement, The absence of evidence isnt the absence of harm.
Part V: GM History
23: How did humans get different types of fruits and vegetables?
24: What are some of the risks of natural breeding of fruits and vegetables?
25: What is the difference between classic breeding and genetic engineering?
26: Do you believe that a single gene in a new species would change the species as a whole?
27: Monsanto holds ______ % of U.S. agricultural patents.
Part VI: GMOs and the Environment
28: Monarch Butterflies love to eat ______________________
29: What did the scientists find out about the BT Corn and Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars?
Thatt we should check our food, and be safe.

It exposed consumers to Cry9C, they stopped.
It means that things can be good in some ways, it doesnt always means its harm.
Because if the spread of seeds.

It can be dangerous, it can be contagious.

"classical" is natural, and genetic is man made and it can be harmful.

Yes, because it can contaminate the other and it can spread, creating a new type.
That they have to be exposed to pollen levels greater than 1,000 grains/cm2 to show toxic effects.
Part VII: GMOs and Consumers
30: What is the difference between BT Corn Pollen in the lab and in the field?
31: Why is it so hard to know if BT Corn Pollen is harmful to Monarch Butterflies in the field?
32: If you had the choice between BT Corn and spraying with insecticide- which would you
choose and why?
33: What does it mean when food is organically grown?
34: What are the fears of using BT Corn over time?
Part VIII: Pesticide Resistance & Feeding the World
35: What has the EPA mandated against the pesticide resistance? How should this help?
36: Why is it hard to guarantee that foods are GM free?
37: What is subsistence agriculture?
38: Why did Monsanto invest in the sweet potato for Africa? What were the results?
BT corn pollen in lab is not spread out as much as in the eld. More affects happen in the eld.
Because they're hard to detect.
The insecticides because its not that harmful.
That foods grown and processed using no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.
That they wont be able to control the effects.
To place a statement on the label regarding places where a pesticide's use has been banned. To be more
safe and protected.
Because they're not labeling them properly, and get them all mixed up with other chemicals.
Form of farming in which nearly all the crops or livestock raised are used to maintain the farmer and his family.
To develop a virus resistance sweet potato through biotechnology, it failed.
Part VIIII: Feeding the World
39: What is one of the biggest problems with soil in farming in parts of Mexico?
40: Why do people resist the idea of helping people with GM foods?
Part X: Success and Challenges
41: How much money did Monsanto donate toward the world agriculture project?
42: What other actions have the ELF taken?
43: The genetic Salmon have been engineered to grow ____ x larger than regular Salmon.
44: What is special about the transgenic Salmon?
45: What is the good genes hypothesis?
Part XI: Population Problems
46: What did the model tell us about what would happen if the transgenic fish escaped and
ended up mating with regular fish?
47: What other GM products are in development? Explain the plans for bananas.
48: What is golden rice and how it is helpful? Explain.
Soil erosion.
Because they endanger people's health.
Criminal actions since 1992.
It grows fast.
An explanation which suggests that the traits females choose when selecting a
That all sh will end up to be GMOs.
They are picked when unripe, then articially ripped in time.
They reproduced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene,
it's helpful because it's a precursor of vitamin A.
15 to 20.
Part VII: The Future of GM Products
49: Why are biotech companies worried about labeling GM products?
50: Why do labels reduce Americans fear of GM food?
November 2012- California voters rejected Prop 37, which would have required retailers
and food companies to label products made with genetically modified ingredients.
51: In spite of the fact that people in focus groups stated that they would rather see GM foods
labeled, proposition 37 was rejected by Californians in November 2012. Voters were concerned
about the increased costs of products that would be forced to be labeled. What is your opinion of
Conclusion: Write a 5-paragraph persuasive essay (for OR against) on one of the following
topics: (see persuasive essay format)
* The use of GM food products
* The use of labeling for GM products
* The use of GM engineering for other products (vaccines, etc.)
* Other topic- please get approval prior
That people wont buy their products.
Because now they now what they're eating.
That everything should be properly label, and people should know what they are consuming
not matter what it can be their effects. They should be concern about what could happen.