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McGill University
CHEM 181
David Harpp

Genetically Modified FoodIn canada only corn canola and soya are grown genetically modified100 of chicken and 93 of beef served in US fast food restaurants had been fed exclusively a corn based dietcorn coming form genetic modificationWhen looking at what to eatMust look at benefits and risks make sure the benefits outweigh the risksGM Genetically ModifiedWheatused to be a weed through the ages it has turned usefulTriticale WheatRyeTangelo orangegrapefruitSpecies closely related Horizontal TransferNonrelated species Vertical TransferGene sequence of DNA that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organismDNARNAProtein Synthesis order in which DNA bas pairs are arranged determines code first commercial use of genetic modification is in the making of cheese first medical use making of insulinbefore we could synthesize it came from animalsCheese rennet tabletsrennet found in stomach of calves to better digest mothers milkenzyme present in rennet Chymosin makers of cheese running out of Chymosin 1990 found gene present in cows to produce Chymosinfirst commercial use of genetically modification Today Chymosin made from bacteriaBenefits of GM output trait deals with food compositionuse NM to modify composition of food
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