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Plant Modifications and Labels

by: Steven Hernandez

Plant Modifications and Labels PBIO1030

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There are a lot of things that are added to plants before they are sold in stores. These notes cover everything from the genetic and chemical additives to how governments try to keep up with how th...
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Steven Hernandez on Tuesday December 1, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PBIO1030 at Ohio University taught by Dr. Thompson in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Plants and People in Biomedical Sciences at Ohio University.


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Date Created: 12/01/15
Wednesday November 4 2015 PBIO GeneticallyModified and Organic ERA Monitors environmental problems Insecticide risks on environments people runoff fertilizers FDA Monitors foodborne problems Contaminants Food safety Outbreaks Production factory safety and sanitation USDA Organic agriculture farm bill conservation of ecosystems All of them combine to regulate biotechnology foods made from GM crops EPA biopesticiedes FDA Generally Recognized as Safe so no premarket approval needed unless there is a harmful protein produced does not require GMO labels Despite acceptance there is still a big debate about the safety of GMO s Wednesday November 4 2015 Lobbying keeps GMOs from being labeled by voluntary groups USDA Animal and pest regulation Organic What is it How s it Regulated Naturallygrown Soil waterquality No chemicals in process from ground to table Natural means of pestprotection is allowed Livestock and plants no GMOs Organic Foods Production Act USDA Alien Plant Species and its Regulation Ex garlic mustard honeysuckle Includes reproductive structures seeds or spores Some alien species are invasive Outcompete local species for food and habitat Few predators Adaptable Thrive undisturbed systems Reproduce quickly US Fish and Wildlife Service regulates invasive species Friday November 6 2015 PBIO Labeling What s the best way to use Herbal preparations It all depends dissolved in water activated by heat made into oil so that it can be absorbed by the skin Regulations and Labeling 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act You must label what s in your product Led to the creation of the FDA Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 As the use of diet supplements increased the act was made to allow the FDA to control and regulate dietary supplements GIVIP Good Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements Set of requirements and expectations for manufacture preparation and storage to ensure consistency win quality Supplements cannot be medicine so it s labels cannot specify their actions Friday November 6 2015 Coffee in Rubiaceae Family More than 25 species Tropical plant native to Ethiopia and Madagascar Coffee chemical used to deter herbivores International Coffee Agreement in 2007 strengthen coffee production and market Promote sustainability and diversity in coffee production


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