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Sharma, Meenakshi [1].

Increasing yield, but how: Genetic Engineering (GE), Chemical Fertilizers or Bio Fertilizers, and its Effect on Obesity and Cancer?

My theoretical study last year highlighted, plant and microbe interaction of Rhizobium causing aesthetic problems to its roots and/or almost all parts of its body, under a symbiotic relationship, suggesting possible danger to human health such as cancer. This year I am trying to correlate Rhizobium to plant part obesity, as a result causing human obesity. If this is confirmed to be an impact, it might be a very concerning matter for genetically engineered plants (GEPs) since until now there was little impact seen on humans through plants. This impact of a bacterium in a plant symbiotic relationship, on humans, would suggest that there is behaviour learning of human genome through behaviour of plants. GE crops have been condemned over the past decade with a potential threat of causing problems to humans, without any evidence of observed impact on human systems or a theoretical model proposed to explain the danger to humans with examples. This poster explains the impact of plant microbe interaction on plants and further, as an Economic Botany study, describing its impact on human health directly, or through other living systems? This promising hypothetical model proposed takes the ambiguity out from the understanding, which needs consideration and could be further explored. There have been constant genetic engineering attempts undertaken on the Nod genes to make the plants and bacteria symbiotic interaction as beneficial as possible, which promise different or better performing genome for one specie, but without considering its boomerang impact on other species including humans. This is after knowing that every living organism is connected through the food chain. GE was a desperate attempt to stop starvation world wide, unfortunately without understanding reasons for starvation and lack of food. Increasing population was and is a concern for starvation, but over consumption due to obesity, was ignored completely, which is being discussed in this poster. There are many ways of tackling an issue but only one way provides that desired result which humanity seeks. Therefore instead of investing time in proving the path adopted to be right, best is to start finding other ways, that will also create employment within the community, excitement of seeking newer research and possibility of critically analyzing the present methodologies of GEPs (Genetically Engineered Plants) bio fertilizers, chemical fertilizers etc.

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Plant and Microbe Interaction
economic botany
Genetically Engineered Plants
Genetic Engineering
Bio fertilizers
Chemical Fertilizers.

Presentation Type: Recent Topics Poster
Session: P, Recent Topics Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PRT015
Abstract ID:1202
Candidate for Awards:None

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