I need help with a 5-7 slide Powerpoint presentation along with speaker’s notes. My subject is on GMOs. This must be written to present to an general (non-scientific) audience. I have attached the rubric to follow as well as the last document submitted with the details for the presentation and references. Please Help!
Here are some notes I took:
Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs can best be described in several fields within Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science as they all do research with regard to GMOs.
This is important to the audience because of the ever growing population there needs to be a way to expand the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Genetic modification can assist in eliminating damage cause by pests, weeds and diseases. Also, it provides tolerance to specific herbicides, extreme temperatures and drought. Farmers switching over to genetically engineered crops has risen steadily since 1996 when less than 20% of the acreage being used to 60%-85% of acreage being used in 2009. This increase consisted of herbicide tolerant and insect resistant soybeans, corn and cotton.
I chose this topic because I work with low income families who are unable to afford fresh fruit and vegetables on the fixed income they receive. Their diets consist of unhealthy processed food and if fresh fruit and vegetables were more in abundance, the price would be lower making it more accessible to fixed income individuals.
I never really gave GMOs much thought because I was always under the impression that it was no good for you. However, thinking like a scientist and researching it through the natural science lens opened my eyes to many facts that debunks my original feelings.