Timeline on genetically modified foods

  • Cross-fertilization in corn discovered

    Cross-fertilization in corn discovered
    This tells me that they were able to fertilize corn with not just one, but many corn plants. I chose this because they had the knowledge that they were able to fertilize corn.
  • Belozersky isolates pure DNA for the first time.

    Belozersky isolates pure DNA for the first time.
    I chose this because once he isolates it, he can put it with another organism (food, animals, etc.) and modify it. It was one more step closer to genetically modifying.
  • Scientists create a recombinant organism for the first time.

    Scientists create a recombinant organism for the first time.
    They were able to transfer viras DNA into a bacterium for the first time. I chose this because then, this leads to the modifying of foods and other organisms, by using the bacterium from the DNA.
  • Scientists all over the world are able to modify food with genes.

    Scientists all over the world are able to modify food with genes.
    The Calgene Inc. gets DNA from tomatoes so that fruits are able to last on the shelves longer. In an institute, they genetically modify the soil so that it causes a disease to stone plants. They were also able to cure the desieses by modifying it again. In the UK, they add genes to potatoes to make them more nutritious. I chose this because people around the world, were successful in using genes to modify organisms, making it meet some wishes of other people.
  • Milk from cows, used for infants?

    Milk from cows, used for infants?
    The USA and the UK respectively approve of modified food products. Scientists create the first GM dairy cow, which produces human milk proteins for infant formula. I chose this because i was surprised that people feed the milk ftom cows to infants, and how they could actually make it have the proteins of human milk.
  • People grow insect resistant cotton.

    People grow insect resistant cotton.
    Insect resistant cotton is grown commercially in Australia. I chose this because I was wondering if TX uses modified cotton, since it is a big producer of cotton.
  • Japanese scientists clone 8 calves from a single adult cow.

    Scientist were able to clone animals from one DNA source. Millions of hectacres of GM crops are grown globally, which are mainly soy, cotton, canola, and corn. I chose this they could make identical copies from one sourcce. I also chose this because this tells you that a lot of apsce is taken up for genetically modified foods.
  • GM products are published and approved, more tests for crops.

    GM crops are approved for planting in Germany. US researchers test drough resistant tomatoes, salt-tolerant oats, and high-calcium potatoes. I chose this because what the scientists tested were useful for health and stronger plants.
  • They developed new GM crops and plants, and approve for commercial release of GM canola in NSW.

    Scientists produce drought-resistant wheat, making it 20% more yields than non-GM crops. They made plants that have UFA, which are used to make plastics, paint, and cosmetics. Japanese successfully develop the world's first blue rose. I chose this, because it is amazing how they could make a plant have acids that are used to make plastic products.
  • Predictions on what will happen later on..... with genetically modified foods.

    This leads to the trends we have been studying, especially health and convenience. I chose this because this will give me ideas on what will happen in 5 years or 10 years later.
  • We create foods that don't contain many calories, but they give you the amount of protein you need.

    People want to be as healthy as they want... but do they want to exercise? Vitamin water is really healthy for you, but it contains a lot of calories. Also, people want to have energy foods, but carbohydrates are energy foods, but if you don't burn it... then you will turn FAT. They might want foods that have carbohydrates, to be easier to burn.
  • We will fulfill the convenience of our food.

    People might want their food to last longer and drought resistance. There won't be trouble with spoiled food in the pantry and so that you can grow crops without having to worry about dry weather.