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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Can someone help me out real quick on Freshman high school english?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

What's the question?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Paraphrase the following passage without using quotations. Most people in the United States don't realize that they've been eating genetically engineered foods since the mid-1990s. More than 60 percent of all processed foods on U.S. supermarket shelves—including pizza, chips, cookies, ice cream, salad dressing, corn syrup, and baking powder—contain ingredients from engineered soybeans, corn, or canola. In the past decade or so, the biotech plants that go into these processed foods have leaped from hothouse oddities to crops planted on a massive scale—on 130 million acres in 13 countries, among them Argentina, Canada, China, South Africa, Australia, Germany, and Spain. On U.S. farmland, acreage planted with genetically engineered crops jumped nearly 25-fold from 3.6 million acres in 1996 to 88.2 million acres in 2001. More than 50 different "designer" crops have passed through a federal review process, and about a hundred more are undergoing field trials.^1 __________ 1. Ackerman, Jennifer. "Food: How Safe? How Altered?" National Geographic May 2002: 35.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Any idea guys?

OpenStudy (nottim):

Have you tried anything yet?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I don't know what to do.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

paraphrase all this?? (((( Most people in the United States don't realize that they've been eating genetically engineered foods since the mid-1990s. More than 60 percent of all processed foods on U.S. supermarket shelves—including pizza, chips, cookies, ice cream, salad dressing, corn syrup, and baking powder—contain ingredients from engineered soybeans, corn, or canola. In the past decade or so, the biotech plants that go into these processed foods have leaped from hothouse oddities to crops planted on a massive scale—on 130 million acres in 13 countries, among them Argentina, Canada, China, South Africa, Australia, Germany, and Spain. On U.S. farmland, acreage planted with genetically engineered crops jumped nearly 25-fold from 3.6 million acres in 1996 to 88.2 million acres in 2001. More than 50 different "designer" crops have passed through a federal review process, and about a hundred more are undergoing field trials.^1)))))))

OpenStudy (nottim):

Yup.

OpenStudy (nottim):

Well, first, what's the topic of this?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

do you have a thesis?

OpenStudy (nottim):

Then, what are the most important points?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

English ... That's the only part of the question it asks.

OpenStudy (nottim):

Hey, answer the questions I gave you!

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Genetically engineered foods?

OpenStudy (nottim):

Good! Now, what is the article saying about GMOs?

OpenStudy (nottim):

which i btw, think is tasty.

OpenStudy (nottim):

organic has dead bugs inside

OpenStudy (anonymous):

That More than 60 percent of all processed foods on U.S. supermarket shelves

OpenStudy (nottim):

since what time?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

mid-1990s

OpenStudy (nottim):

that's the first paragraph. now, whats the sub-topic of the 2nd paragraph?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

It's about the feather plants that go into processed foods.

OpenStudy (nottim):

wat

OpenStudy (anonymous):

biotech*

OpenStudy (anonymous):

not feather* smh ...

OpenStudy (nottim):

Remember the 5 Ws and 1 H (Who, what, when, where, how)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

OK, I hope this helps. Unbeknown to most Americans, we have been eating genetically engineered foods for almost 20 years. In fact, most processed food sold in stores has been genetically engineered. During this time, over a dozen countries have begun to produce the plants that are used in these foods. Genetically engineered farming has increased rapidly in the U.S. Many new types of plants have been approved, and dozens more are being tested.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

It's about the biotech plants that go into these processed foods and have leaped from hothouse oddities to crops planted on a massive scale through the world. Then are distributed and planted. Then More than 50 different "designer" crops have passed through a federal review process, and about a hundred more are undergoing field trials.

OpenStudy (nottim):

you both deserve medals.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

:) Thanks for your wonderful help guys. I totally understand this.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Awesome!

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