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|Thesis Advisor||Altick, Amy|
|Date of Issue||2016|
|Description||The growth and adequate feeding of the human population are critical concerns. As more people are born, the faster the Earth's resources will become insufficient. One way of tackling the overpopulation problem is genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, that increase the nutritional value of foods. During the past several decades, GMOs have been useful to countries that face malnutrition or food deficiencies. An example of a very prominent food deficiency is vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A deficiency is prominent in many Asian and African countries (WHO 2016). To ease those suffering from the health issues associated with vitamin A deficiency, a humanitarian project called Golden Rice was initiated by research teams in Europe. Golden rice is genetically engineered rice with enhanced vitamin A content. However, despite strong support from both scientists and researchers, there is still doubt and concerns from many members of the general public regarding the ethics and use of nutritionally-enhancing GMOs, such as Golden rice. This thesis discusses the findings of many research teams and their work with nutritionally-enriched GMOs, like Golden rice and the legumes- peas and soybeans, in regards to their production, safety, and benefits.|
|Title||The Impacts of Genetically Modified Organisms That Increase Yield and Nutritional Values and Their Future Applications in Assisting the Humans|
|Degree Level||Honors Thesis|
|Degree Grantor||University of Nevada, Reno|