ENG102 WVU Implications On The Food Industry And Health Of Consumers i have attached the rubric, proposal, and some source that you can use Kawthar Alhajji

ENG102 WVU Implications On The Food Industry And Health Of Consumers i have attached the rubric, proposal, and some source that you can use Kawthar Alhajji
James McDonald
02/17/2019
English 102 (#403)
Implications on the Food Industry and Health of Consumers
Introduction
I think that the topic of genetically modified foods and their implications on the food
industry and the health of consumers is perfect for my primary research. The subject of
genetically modified foods has raised a lot of debate in recent years. Supporters have been
looking at the topic with the view that the genetically modified foods provide a new way for
agriculturalists to produce enough food to take the world through natural calamities like
drought and floods that could reduce food production. On the other side, opponents
continue to push for the fact that genetically modified foods have negative consequences on
both the consumers and the environment. Recent research on the impact of genetically
modified foods carried out on mice shows that they can cause certain cancers and specific
organ failures over generations. Furthermore, many people in society are beginning to look
at the increased genetically modified foods sold at the supermarkets are the cause of many
health problems that people face today. Genetically modified foods could also have health
risks on animals that feed on them. Unfortunately, this topic does not receive a lot of
attention from the public, and they may end up consuming these foods and spending a
considerable amount of money on healthcare. The topic also raises concern on the adverse
effects of the chemicals used to raise the animals on the environment. Research has found
that these chemicals have the potential to harm other species when released into the wild.
Research questions
The primary research question is:
What are the implications of genetically modified foods on the health of consumers?
Secondary research questions include:
•
What are the implications of genetically modified foods on the food industry?
•
Do the chemicals used to raise genetically modified foods pose any environmental
hazards?
•
Do the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the risks?
Purpose of research
The study will shed more light on the health hazards associated with genetically
modified foods so that people can take caution as they consume them. Policymakers in the
agricultural sector will benefit from the research to adopt healthier agrarian practices.
How are people treating the topic?
The issue of genetically modified foods has raised concern among different scholars.
Some of them acknowledge the benefits of genetically modified foods on food security. The
use of technology to grow crops helps to deal with the problem of pest resistance,
increasing the drought resistance of plants and the elimination of properties causing
allergies. On the other side, scholars are concerned with the health risks associated with
genetically modified foods so that people should be made aware of what they are
consuming. As such, some scholars suggest the need for mandatory labeling if foods so that
people can make informed choices.
Research methods
There are many sources of information on genetically modified foods. The research
paper will follow qualitative data collection techniques to determine the impact of
genetically modified foods in society. The primary research will use questionnaires that
will contain ten questions on the topic. These questionnaires will be given to 50
participants from different regions to determine their opinions towards the subject of
genetically modified foods. The secondary research will come from a review of relevant
articles from various databases to ascertain the views of different scholars on the topic of
genetically modified foods.
How to convince the audience that the research is worthwhile
I will convince the audience that the research is valuable by providing them with
what is already known about the topic of genetically modified foods. This will include the
potential benefits and the health hazards related to the consumption of genetically
modified foods. I will also use firsthand information from the questionnaires to determine
the opinions of people towards the topic. The research will also provide a sense of direction
for future research on the issue of genetically modified foods.
Kawthar Alhajji
Jamie McDonald
English 102 (#403)
01/20/2019
Annotated Bib
Ardekani, Ali Motevallizadeh. “Genetically Modified Foods and Health Concerns.” Iranian Journal of
Biotechnology 12.2 (2014): 1-2.
The study discusses the human health risk associated with the GM crops which is one of
the significant debates in agricultural biotechnology. The author identified change in nutrition,
toxins formation, allergenic, and antibiotic resistance as the significant risks related to GM foods.
With the increased adoption of GM, there is a need for agricultural biotechnology to take caution
for the avoidance of unintended harm to the environment as well as human beings. I used this
source because the author has been convincing enough on the health concerns that arise from
GM foods which is a part of my research and would be helpful.
Arun Kumar, R., et al. “A Comprehensive Assessment and Perception of Genetically Modified
Foods.” Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy (2011).
The author argues that the reason why it will be difficult for GMO food to eliminate
malnutrition and hunger is the availability of governments that are dysfunctional and economies
creating challenges with the distribution, access, and production of food. Even though GM food
could result in human health risk and environmental hazards, they can also enhance the levels of
productivity in adverse conditions as well as improvement of survivability. I liked this source
and include it because it is talking about GMO food from both positive and negative sides, since
many people always considering that GMO food always has negative affect so this article might
change many people mind.
Bawa, A. S., and K. R. Anilakumar. “Genetically modified foods: safety, risks and public concerns—a
review.” Journal of food science and technology 50.6 (2013): 1035-1046.
The primary focus of this journal is on addressing some of the major concerns on the
health hazards, ecological and environmental risks, and safety related to both the recombinant
technology and GM foods. Some of the advantages identified in the study include the ability to
control any particular diseases through the elimination of properties causing allergies while the
major drawback is the development of immune to antibiotics diseases. This is a very good source
that I would be using in my research because it is talking about the harms and the damages that
GMO food could cause for both human and environment and this is an important issue that’s
matter most people.
Dadgarnejad, Manouchehr, Shahzad Kouser, and Masoumeh Moslemi. “Genetically Modified Foods:
Promises, Challenges and Safety Assessments.” Applied Food Biotechnology 4.4 (2017): 193202.
GM technology has the potential of overcoming the challenges faced in the agriculture
sector including enhancement of crop resistance to pests, increase of nutrition and quality, and
making crops drought resistant among others. Despite these benefits, GM foods also have health
effects on humans and the environment in general. Since I’m not sure yet about what to talk
specifically about GMO food, I chose this source that’s talking about GM technology and the
benefits of GMO food which might be helpful for me to use in my research paper as a future
work that scientist can do and use to reduce the disadvantages of GMO food.
Fishman, Kelly. “Genetically Modified food: What is the Mass Media’s Role in Shaping Consumer
Perceptions and Knowledge.” (2006).
The objective of the research was the determination of whether various sources of media
give different perception and knowledge related to GM foods. The result from the selfadministered questionnaires indicated that majority of the consumers refer to mass media, more
so newspapers, on information concerning GM foods hence the ability to determine the
knowledge and perception of consumers. This source is useful and has a lot of logical ideas since
media has an extremely huge impact on people thoughts and could change their believes. Some
media sources are showing wrong ideas about GMO food to people.So I could use it to aware
people that not anything that they could see in media will be 100% true.
Ganiere, Pierre, Wen S. Chern, and David Hahn. Who are Proponents and Opponents of Genetically
Modified Foods in the United States? Ohio State University, Agricultural, Environmental and
Development Economics Department, 2004.
Through the use of national telephone survey, the study aimed at uncovering the
preferences and behavioral intentions between the advocates of GM and non-GM foods. It was
evident that consumer attitude toward GM foods is broader than the contrasting of acceptance
and rejection choices. Although GM food proponents may choose organic food when they
perceive no benefits, the attitudes of the opponents are extreme; hence they cannot take GM
foods. This source is helpful and interesting because it is comparing the people that are
consuming organic food and people that are consuming GMO food and how each group is
thinking toward the idea of GMO food and GMO food dangerous.
Gostin, Lawrence O. “Genetically Modified Food Labeling: A “Right to Know”?” Jama 316.22 (2016):
2345-2346.
The author argues that most of the ratio of GM foods such as corn, cotton, and soybeans
in the US market are higher relative to the natural crop planting. This trend shows the need for
GMO food labeling for the creation of awareness to the consumers on what they are consuming.
I will definitely use this source in my research paper because it has many examples of the food
that is genetically modified, and the importance of GMO food labeling because I have asked
many people about what they know about GMO food and many of them have no idea and they
are not sure if they are consuming it in their daily meals or not.
Hingston, Sean T., and Theodore J. Noseworthy. “Why Consumers Don’t See the Benefits of Genetically
Modified Foods, and What Marketers Can Do About it.” Journal of Marketing (2018).
One of the factors that hinder consumers from realizing the benefits of GM foods is
moral opposition. Increasing the acceptance of these products requires marketers to change this
perception through the employment of subtle cues to the current opposition. The focus should be
on making consumers understand that the GM foods are human-made and their reasons for their
creation for reduction of the moral opposition towards the product. This source can play a big
role in changing many people thoughts about GMO food. I chose it because it is talking about
GMO food benefits in a very interesting way and I could use it in my paper to talk about the
bright side of GMO food since most sources are talking about the dangerous of GMO food.
Wunderlich, S., and K. A. Gatto. “Consumer Perception of Genetically Modified Organisms and
Sources of Information. Advances in Nutrition 6: 842–851.” (2015).
The authors argue that the majority of the consumers support the mandatory labeling.
However, the main issue relates to the inadequate knowledge on the features, processing, and
risks of GMO which could cause problems concerning labels interpretation. Public education is
an essential tool in making consumers knowledgeable about contents of genetically modified
foods so that they can make informed choices. This source might not help my research however,
it has many interesting ideas about some food companies and how they could cheat on people
and hide the fact that their food is genetically modified by using difficult definitions of GMO
that people couldn’t notice on their food labels.
Zhang, Chen, Robert Wohlhueter, and Han Zhang. “Genetically modified foods: A critical review of
their promise and problems.” Food Science and Human Wellness 5.3 (2016): 116-123.
The study aimed at summarizing the current knowledge related to the importance and the
likely problems associated with GM food. The authors also outlined the technological
developments in the field of genetically modified foods and how they affect the field. The
consumption of GM foods by humans is still a debatable topic hence the need for further
research. I liked this source and it directly related to my topic since it is talking about both GMO
food sides and the problems that GMO food could cause. Which will help me to know more
about the GMO food advantages and disadvantages so I can decide which side I will take and
support and express my opinion clearly.
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to combine what you have learned about rhetoric, writing
and research into a thorough project that answers your primary research questions.
Audience: Consider me and your classmates the audience for this project. We are interested and
engaged readers, but don’t assume we already know about your topic. Educate us.
Conventions: Typically, students format their research reports according to MLA conventions. In
addition, you are allowed to use charts, graphs, images, or consider alternative media for conveying
your work to your audience. This is your space to map out answers to your research questions.
Trouble Spots: Here are a few common trouble spots for you to consider.
• This project will ask you to account for the way you found your answers. How can you achieve
this in an informative and engaging way?
• How will you avoid editorializing your topic? That is, how will you establish and maintain your
own credibility without falling into statements like “I truly believe…” and “Without question this
shows…”
Don’t forget that an excellent way to test your writing to see if you’re achieving your goals is to take it to
the SpeakWrite Studio located in Colson Hall.
Professional Discussion
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for
Revision
The report has an intriguing and memorable title
that introduces the research.
The report clearly articulates the research questions
and their context.
The report describes the researcher’s methods for
answering the research questions.
The report clearly articulates the outcomes of the
research.
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Done
The report successfully integrates sources as
evidence through the use of direct quotes,
paraphrase, and summary.
The report primarily draws from quality primary and
secondary sources.
The report is arranged in a way that increases the
reader’s comprehension.
The report employs a tone appropriate to its
audience.
The report includes no errors in grammar and
punctuation.
The report is an appropriate length between 5-7
pages.
The report is formatted clearly and professionally in
MLA format.
Annotated Bib
Ardekani, Ali Motevallizadeh. “Genetically Modified Foods and Health Concerns.” Iranian Journal of
Biotechnology 12.2 (2014): 1-2.
The study discusses the human health risk associated with the GM crops which is one of
the significant debates in agricultural biotechnology. The author identified change in nutrition,
toxins formation, allergenic, and antibiotic resistance as the significant risks related to GM foods.
With the increased adoption of GM, there is a need for agricultural biotechnology to take caution
for the avoidance of unintended harm to the environment as well as human beings. I used this
source because the author has been convincing enough on the health concerns that arise from
GM foods which is a part of my research and would be helpful.
Arun Kumar, R., et al. “A Comprehensive Assessment and Perception of Genetically Modified
Foods.” Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy (2011).
The author argues that the reason why it will be difficult for GMO food to eliminate
malnutrition and hunger is the availability of governments that are dysfunctional and economies
creating challenges with the distribution, access, and production of food. Even though GM food
could result in human health risk and environmental hazards, they can also enhance the levels of
productivity in adverse conditions as well as improvement of survivability. I liked this source
and include it because it is talking about GMO food from both positive and negative sides, since
many people always considering that GMO food always has negative affect so this article might
change many people mind.
Bawa, A. S., and K. R. Anilakumar. “Genetically modified foods: safety, risks and public concerns—a
review.” Journal of food science and technology 50.6 (2013): 1035-1046.
The primary focus of this journal is on addressing some of the major concerns on the
health hazards, ecological and environmental risks, and safety related to both the recombinant
technology and GM foods. Some of the advantages identified in the study include the ability to
control any particular diseases through the elimination of properties causing allergies while the
major drawback is the development of immune to antibiotics diseases. This is a very good source
that I would be using in my research because it is talking about the harms and the damages that
GMO food could cause for both human and environment and this is an important issue that’s
matter most people.
Dadgarnejad, Manouchehr, Shahzad Kouser, and Masoumeh Moslemi. “Genetically Modified Foods:
Promises, Challenges and Safety Assessments.” Applied Food Biotechnology 4.4 (2017): 193202.
GM technology has the potential of overcoming the challenges faced in the agriculture
sector including enhancement of crop resistance to pests, increase of nutrition and quality, and
making crops drought resistant among others. Despite these benefits, GM foods also have health
effects on humans and the environment in general. Since I’m not sure yet about what to talk
specifically about GMO food, I chose this source that’s talking about GM technology and the
benefits of GMO food which might be helpful for me to use in my research paper as a future
work that scientist can do and use to reduce the disadvantages of GMO food.
Fishman, Kelly. “Genetically Modified food: What is the Mass Media’s Role in Shaping Consumer
Perceptions and Knowledge.” (2006).
The objective of the research was the determination of whether various sources of media
give different perception and knowledge related to GM foods. The result from the selfadministered questionnaires indicated that majority of the consumers refer to mass media, more
so newspapers, on information concerning GM foods hence the ability to determine the
knowledge and perception of consumers. This source is useful and has a lot of logical ideas since
media has an extremely huge impact on people thoughts and could change their believes. Some
media sources are showing wrong ideas about GMO food to people.So I could use it to aware
people that not anything that they could see in media will be 100% true.
Ganiere, Pierre, Wen S. Chern, and David Hahn. Who are Proponents and Opponents of Genetically
Modified Foods in the United States? Ohio State University, Agricultural, Environmental and
Development Economics Department, 2004.
Through the use of national telephone survey, the study aimed at uncovering the
preferences and behavioral intentions between the advocates of GM and non-GM foods. It was
evident that consumer attitude toward GM foods is broader than the contrasting of acceptance
and rejection choices. Although GM food proponents may choose organic food when they
perceive no benefits, the attitudes of the opponents are extreme; hence they cannot take GM
foods. This source is helpful and interesting because it is comparing the people that are
consuming organic food and people that are consuming GMO food and how each group is
thinking toward the idea of GMO food and GMO food dangerous.
Gostin, Lawrence O. “Genetically Modified Food Labeling: A “Right to Know”?” Jama 316.22 (2016):
2345-2346.
The author argues that most of the ratio of GM foods such as…
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