10 Signifcant Events In GMO History

  • Pasteurisation is invented

    Pasteurisation is invented
    Louis Pasteur is the one of the first to alter food in a way that will make it safer.
  • Viral DNA tranferred

    Viral DNA tranferred
    This is the first time DNA is put into another organism. This shows that genetic modification is possible
  • Release of the first GM crop approved.

    Release of the first GM crop approved.
    This shows that the government doesn't think that GM crops are unsafe. If they thought GM crops were unsafe then the approval would not have been granted.
  • Disease-Causing Gene Replaced with Gene that Protects Against the Disease

    Disease-Causing Gene Replaced with Gene that Protects Against the Disease
    The gene was in the soil. Replacing a gene in the soil shows that not only food can be genetically modified
  • Genes are added to potatoes to make them produce more protein and nutritonal value

    Genes are added to potatoes to make them produce more protein and nutritonal value
    This is happening in th UK . This shows that genetic modification is being spread world-wide and that GM is being used to make food healthier.
  • First GE food product approved by US Food and Drug Administration

    First GE food product  approved by US Food and Drug Administration
    This shows that GE foods are safe
  • 40 million hectares of GM crops are planted globally.

    40 million hectares of GM crops are planted globally.
    This shows that GMO are becoming more known outside of the US
  • Gene from Arabidopsis is put into tomato plants so thay are able to grow in a salty area

    Gene from Arabidopsis is put into tomato plants so thay are able to grow in a salty area
    This is important because this shows that genetic modification can be used to able plants to grow in not only farm land
  • European Food Safety Authority concludes that GM plants do not pose a relevent risk to human or animal health or to the environment

    European Food Safety Authority concludes that GM plants do not pose a relevent risk to human or animal health or to the environment
    This shows again that GMO are safe and that more of the world is getting into supporting GMO.
  • Scottich Researchers genetically modify chickens so that the eggs they lay are capable of producing drugs that fight cancer

    Scottich Researchers genetically modify chickens so that the eggs they lay are capable of producing drugs that fight cancer
    This shows that genetic modifications can help solve a lot of the medical problems that exist
  • Scientist would find more of the genes that trigger allergies in foods.

    Scientist would find more of the genes that trigger allergies in foods.
    These genes could be taken out and there would be no more food allergies. Scientist would also put more vitamins in foods. For example, the problem of kids not eating their vegetables wouldn't be a problem because the same vitamins and minerals in vegetables could be put into foods kids like. Or vegetables would be made tastier.
  • GM foods will be used everywhere

    GM foods will be used everywhere
    Nobody will have a doubt about GMO and it will become a way of life