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Man vs. Nature
This week we are discussing Genetically Modified Foods and just like any product available
there are pros and cons. This will be a hands-on assignment that will require you visit a grocery
store to compare and contrast Genetically Modified and Organic produce. Be sure to select the
same type of fruit or vegetable to compare and contrast. You are not required to buy the product!
Note: You may ask a store employee for help to identify which produce is organic and which is a
Non-organic.
Student name: Gregory W. Corbitt
What fruit or vegetable are you comparing? Banana
Non-organic
Organic
Price
$0.18 cents each/ ($0.48/LB)
$1.42 each/($0.59/LB)
Characteristics:
Color
Size
Smell
Weight
Yellow/green
Medium
Bland
Light
Yellow/green
Medium
Bland
Light
Where was it
grown/imported from
(country, state, etc.)?
Mass produced by the Dole
company which the
headquarters is out of Westlake
Village, California.
Grown out of farms from Mexica,
Central America and the top of
South America
Where were
observations made
(farmers market,
Walmart, etc.)?
Walmart
Walmart
Short Answer Questions (Minimum of 150 words each)
1. What are the some of the arguments for labeling GM foods? What are some of the arguments
against it? What side do you feel is more valid, why? Provide at least one source per
argument (one for and one against) to support your claims.
The arguments behind labeling GM foods is that the food is modified, and the consumer
wants to know what they are putting into their body as well as the harmful effects it has on
the environment. “Plants have been genetically engineered to have built in herbicide
resistance, so that herbicides can be applied to the GMO crops without harming them.
Eventually, new, stronger weeds will evolve requiring even higher doses of herbicide
application to combat them” (Ruhs, 2013, p.2). However, some argue that GM foods should

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Man vs. Nature This week we are discussing Genetically Modified Foods and just like any product available there are pros and cons. This will be a hands-on assignment that will require you visit a grocery store to compare and contrast Genetically Modified and Organic produce. Be sure to select the same type of fruit or vegetable to compare and contrast. You are not required to buy the product! Note: You may ask a store employee for help to identify which produce is organic and which is a Non-organic. Student name: Gregory W. Corbitt What fruit or vegetable are you comparing? Price Characteris ...
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