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Which arguments are the most compelling for and against GE? Why?

There is no difference between GE and non GE foods. Everything has DNA that contain the same building blocks and our body breaks them down the same way. One could say that we do not know enough about GE foods yet, but we I think that it is safe to say that we have been eating them for long enough that any effects on our health would be visible. Also, GE foods can have a very positive impact on our environment. GE foods can give us more crops with the same amount of land, pesticides, and reduce our water usage greatly. Overall, GE foods are far more beneficial than detrimental to our environment.

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-summarize and relate to climate change and food safety

Genetically engineered food is when we manipulate tie genes or DNA of a plant with a desirable trait and insert it into another. GE foods can save money, prevent the increase in usage of land,water,energy, and pesticides. These all are very beneficial effects for out environment and can help prevent runoff issues, climate change, and food safety. The natural pesticides we can add to corn with GE, can help with preventing caterpillars from eating them which increases food safety but effects runoff issues. Also, the amount of land usage also can have an effect on climate change. The more land there is, the more energy is required to farm and harvest crops. The use of energy can then lead to emissions into our atmosphere and cause climate change. Overall, genetically engineered foods have many positive impacts, but some can lead to bigger problems such as climate change.

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I am looking into one of Foodbabe’s blogs, where she is investigating the ingredients in the food from “In-N-Out Burger.” She says that the meat used in burgers is raised with Growth hormones, and that eating them can lead to increased cancer risk. This is just incorrect because when we consume hormones, our body just breaks it down into its parts like any other protein. Also, she says that the french fries are fried in GMO cottonseed oil which is one of the worst inflammation promoting oils. However, just like growth hormones, our body breaks them down just like any other protein we eat. Also, she claims that high fructose corn syrup can contribute to type 2 diabetes. Ya, of course it can because it is a lot of sugar you idiot.

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Eating less meat lowers your cholesterol levels, your calories, and it lowers your risk of contracting heart disease. For the planet, it decreases land use, water usage, and runoff issues. Meat uses a lot of water to get from animal to table, and if we stop eating it completely we can save gallons on gallons of water. If we stop eating meat, our food security will go down because that is one less food that we would have access to. However, we will still have plenty of other foods left to eat like veggies and dairy products so we should not be worried.

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Food miles are the distance that food travels from farm to table, as a measurement of fuel. The pros of using this to decide what we eat are that it can case us to eat more locally and help our environment and lower our carbon footprints. A con is that no matter what we do, we still have to feed our population and there is almost no way that we can 100% stop our carbon footprints.

You can decrease your carbon footprint by eating food that is local, or just eating food straight from your garden. The less distance that your food has to travel, the less your footprint will be. If you order avocados from Mexico constantly, your carbon footprint will be very big. If you just grow your own and eat them, then your footprint will be minimal.

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If is something in your diet is essential, it means that your body is not able to create it so you must consume it another way. Also, your body need it to survive and keep you running. Protein complementarity is a certain meal in every culture that will give you all of the essential proteins that you need for your diet. For example in the United States it is bread and peanut butter (yuck) and in Asian countries it is soy sauce and rice. 

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One way that a starches differ from cellulose is that our bodies can digest starch by breaking it down, but we cannot break down cellulose. Because of this, we need starch foods such as potatoes or pasta instead of eating toothpicks. When we have extra glucose in our bodies it is polymerized to glycogen with the help of insulin and stored in our muscles or liver. 

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I do not like my plate compared to other nutritional guides. This is because it leaves out fats, oils, and dairy is not needed for adults. They should not use my plate and give food advice, if some of the foods are not even optional. I would change it by taking away dairy and adding fats and oils. People think that fats are not healthy but we need them in order to maintain a healthy diet. This new “my plate” could help help you maintain a healthy diet, but it does not have everything that is required for your body to make building blocks.

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Our bodies require macro nutrients in relatively large amounts because these give us calories for energy. Each macronutrient is almost always found in every item of food, but they are not always balanced the same. They could be in a food that is mostly fat based, or protein based. We need less micronutrients, but they are just as important. They work with macronutrients and help maintain energy levels, metabolism, and cellular functions. 

-My BMR is 1783 calories per day. Around 63 percent of my calories daily go towards keeping my body going.

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why are vitamins essential for human health?

They are essential for good health, proper metabolic functioning, and preventing disease. If you do not consume enough vitamin C, you could become ill with scurvy. Also, they are considered essential because your body does not make some of them, so you need to eat them in order to have them in your system.

What makes vitamins different than minerals?

Minerals are ions or ionic compounds that, like vitamins, have a wide range of physiological functions.Vitamins are minerals and micronutrients, substances that are needed only in minuscule amounts abut are essential to life. Vitamins contain minerals, and are also not ionic.