Use Of Media To Expose The Dangers Of Genetically Modified Organisms (Gm Os)

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What does a soybean, canola, cotton seed and corn all have in common? They are the most common genetically modified foods sold on the market today. The process of genetically modified foods starts by using one organism and inserting or modifying the DNA of another organism. Genetically altered foods need to be removed from everyday agriculture because of the threat of health implications that they cause. A You Tube documentary piece called Hidden dangers of GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) is an Iconographic genre that touches on the controversial issues that the dangers GMO’s can have on our health and the health of animals. The other piece I used was a website called 50 harmful effects of genetically modified foods which is a Typographic genre that is more in depth to inform the readers of the harmful effects that it has on the health of living organisms, along with the impact it has on the environment. Both of these genres talk about the damaging effects GMO’s have on the human body but also that it can affect any living organism that is consuming these products. As newer technology expands it creates more risk factors that add negative impacts on the human health which makes it almost inevitable for us to avoid.
In the You Tube 3 piece documentary called Hidden dangers of GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) aims its audience towards the general public. They are trying to open the eyes to the public to inform them that they need to be more aware of what they are consuming in everyday life. Most of the people in our society is not aware of what exactly GMO’s are and many are shocked when they are told of what implications this process can have on their health. The general public assumes that the FDA (Food Administration Association) has its best interests for the people but that is not the case because the FDA has allowed biotechnology to create these genetically altered foods that in fact has caused health effects. An example of this is soy allergies skyrocketed by 50 percent once genetically modified soybeans were introduced to the UK, now they can’t say for sure that this was the cause from genetically altered soybeans but how else can they explain this increase of soy allergens. They also found that with the soybean it somehow with no explanation rearranged its own protein to a different protein that was not intended to be created nor was it even predicted that this could happen. With all three documentaries put together the audience will spend no more than a half an hour watching these clips. The purpose of this documentary is to inform our society of what they are consuming on a daily basis and that it is not safe to be ingesting these modified foods because in the long run it will cause adverse health effects. When comparing this genre to the Typographic genre I picked they both give that shock factor to the audience that offers important information that the general public needs to be aware of. But the documentary piece tends to...

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