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  1. Two sides to genetically modified food

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the last decade, genetically modified food has become more common worldwide. Some people think such food is harmful to human beings. But I believe there are both positive and negative consequences to its use. On the positive side, GM crops can help increase the supply of food and reduce food shortages in some developing countries. Many people around the world are starving because ...

  2. genetically modified crops

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 Why did India introduce a genetically modified version of the aubergine? a. The supply of the organic aubergine is decreasing ... the genetically modified plant is healthier. 2. Environmentalists have blamed the introduction of GM seeds for... a. climate change b. crop failure c. increasing pests and deceases d. rising suicides ...

  3. Genetically modified papayas found on sale

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A dozen samples of fresh papaya- including four in Hong Kong- have been found to be genetically modified in tests by Greenpeace in the city and on the mainland. Two of the local ... not to have been genetically modified. All the others were produced on the mainland, mostly in Guangdong and Hainan provinces. The environmentalist group said the genetic modification of food products ...

  4. Question of the week: What do you think about genetic engineering?

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-kan, 15, Diocesan Boys' SchoolPeople say that genetic engineering is unnatural and even evil. But this 'evil' technology reduces production costs, meaning the poor can afford more food. Genetically engineered crops have better resistance to pests and diseases. They have a longer shelf life, so are easier to transport. Less herbicide and other chemicals ...

  5. Genetically modified food - harness the potential

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Luisa Tam's assertions ('Food for thought', June 23) cannot go unchallenged. Taking on the genetically modified (GM) food industry, she claims: 'We all know ... as a wake-up call on how widely genetic engineering could penetrate and affect our food supply'. Perhaps if she had been around at the discovery of fire, she would be calling for houses ...

  6. Should genetically modified (GM) food be labelled?

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... as genetically modified if they are. People today have one of the most important things available: freedom. If you want, you can completely avoid meat or eat nothing but meat. The freedom to choose ...

  7. The right to know, even if it won't hurt you

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People like to know what they are eating, or more precisely what is in their food, and what has been done to it. This is not only sensible but conveys an abiding sense of responsibility for their own health and welfare. As a result, the mandatory labelling of genetically modified products is spreading quickly among countries with strong consumer protection, including the European ...

  8. Why mandatory food labelling is necessary

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Forsythe (July 3) argues against a law currently in Legco that would require genetically modified (GM) foods to be labelled as such. I do not know why he thinks I should be prevented from knowing that a pesticide company has put peculiar genes in the food I am about to buy. I would appreciate it if he would let me make my own decisions. His assertions cannot go ...

  9. Food labelling system 'delayed by lack of GM evidence'

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fion Li The government lacks a timetable to introduce a mandatory labelling system on genetically modified food because there is no medical proof that it poses a public health threat, officials told a Legislative Council panel yesterday. 'A mandatory labelling system is not suitable because the international community has no consensus on the definition of GM food and whether ...

  10. GM foods: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... GM foods: the good, the bad and the ugly Nowadays, there are many genetically modified (GM) products. But are GM foods good or bad? This is a difficult subject because it depends on which side of the fence you stand. First, there are many advantages to GM foods. Think about farmers. They can use growth hormone in poultry and fish to make them grow faster and bigger in a shorter ...




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