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Summary Of GMO: Fooling

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Kensi Laube
Professor Wooster
Critical Thinking
18 July 2017
Module 8 Discussion Our lesson this week discusses how we can organize our thoughts when we think critically by using patterns in the form of relationships. John Chaffee explains that these relationships can be further divided into five separate types: chronological, process, comparative, analogical, and causal. To review the contrasting organizational patterns of GMO vs non-GMO, I used the comparative relationship. In Thinking Critically, Chaffee defines comparative patterns of thinking as a relationship that “relate[s] things in the same general category in terms of their similarities and differences” (356). By using this particular relationship, I was able to determine my opinion on genetically modified or engineered organisms. More specifically, a plant that has been genetically
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The three articles at the end of the chapter bring up the benefits and concerns with this ever growing scientific development. In the first article, “GMOs: Fooling – Er, ‘Feeding’ – The World for 20 Years”, the authors debunk the common myths told to the public by GMO advocating scientists. For example, many scientist claim that GMO crops are harmless to the people and the environment, but the authors of this article say otherwise by referencing a statement made by the Academy of Environmental Medicine: “these foods pose a serious health risk in areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health” (378). The second article by Richard Manning provides examples where GMOs have helped the people of India, Mexico, and countries in Africa and South America solve their major food crises. In “Eating the Genes… ”, Manning tries to ease the concern of GMOs by simply phrasing, “genetic engineering merely refines the tools” (380). The author sees
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