However the tests done to verify the impacts of GM crops are run by governments but they are conducted by the GM companies themselves.GM products are more attractive to consumers since they have been modified to suit different needs.(Carpenter J & Gianessi L, 67) Trade will be promoted by using GM products.GM products can be enhanced to stay fresh for longer to allow for effective transportation.(Domingo L, 1749) Other concerns raised against GM production are fears that the cost of the GM products may rise uncontrollably especially if the genetic engineering firms who have invested a lot in research were to be given patent rights.
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Although crop production has increased crop production significantly to provide the requirements for the rising population, it is clear that the biotechnology, GM crops, have proved too many challenges such as their environmental negative effects and the reduction of biodiversity to have the full acceptance of consumers.For GM crops to have a future in development and for the scientific procedures to improve, consumers need to accept them.Also, GM crops could lead to an increase in allergenicity as some GM crop products contain amino acids and properties which are classed as allergens, contributing to the unsafe aspects to the consumer.This could reduce GM crop production as there is not a great market in the GM crop industry.GM crops ar...
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Included in such products, that are either absorbed or in cooperation with GM, are the Suzuki and the Isuzu Motors, Japanese in origin.Based on the study conducted by the GM Europe on the market share of the company in comparison to other brands, GM products rank 5 with 9.4% market share following VW, PSA, Renault/Dacia and Ford.On the other hand, GM products are distributed in countries such as Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines and Singapore (GM, 2006c).GM relations with Japanese companies are considered essential to the different aspects of growth of the company such as methods toward the improvement in technology, reduction of production costs, maintaining efficiency in production and the access to the indispensable commercial...
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The GM crop industry seeks to profit from the sale of more products, and these include seeds as well as pesticides and herbicides.Other indicators of the environmental effects of GM products include the creation of super weeds and super pests; plant and animal invasions; destruction of forests; the death of beneficial insects and genetic pollution.GM food production requires patenting, and the large corporations in this sector will eventually push the indigenous farmers out of their farms, while they control food products and prices.According to environmental scientist, R. J. Goldburg, scientists expect that the use of herbicides will triple due to GM agricultural products (Goldburg 647).The proponents of GM foods point to some science r...
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Develop products across vehicle segments in GM global markets: To develop vehicles in each of the key segments of the global markets in which GM competes... General Motors Company is divided into five segments, namely GM North America (GMNA), GM Europe (GME), GM International Operations (GMIO), GM South America (GMSA) and GM Financial (General Motors, 2012).Their automotive business is organized into four geographically-based segments (GM North America (GMNA), GM Europe (GME), GM International Operations (GMIO), GM South America (GMSA)) (General Motors, 2012).Refresh GME’s vehicle portfolio to improve product quality and product perception in Europe, by the start of 2012, GM plans to have 80% of the Opel/Vauxhall carlines volume refresh...
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So while Shanghai GM has been an important factor in making GM and Buick more competitive by contributing to a global strategy, such manufacturing plants alone do not solidify such a strategy 3.Explain We believe that Buick has a series of regional strategies we believe this because their main focus is the American and Chinese automobile industries for a decades GM international marketing strategy was largely characterized by exporting products made for the us market in GM thinking what worked in America would work globally this included selling left hand drive cars in right hand drive countries like Japan and Britain the strategy made sense at a time when the United States was far and away the biggest car market in the world and GM was ...
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It was more surprising when the findings indicated that biology students were more familiar with the GM palm oil and GM soybeans than religious scholars.They noted that the biotechnologists should assess the moral aspects, risks and benefits of the GM foods and thereafter engage the public on acceptance of the products before considering commercialization of the products.“Stakeholders attitude to GM foods and medicine.Indeed, this is in tandem with the findings that the stakeholders moderately perceive the GM products as both beneficial and Jones 4 detrimental to health.All the same they encouraged the use of the three products, with most stakeholders supportive of GM palm oil.
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The policy states that exporters must be required to label all GM foods and that importing countries have the right to judge for themselves the potential risks and reject GM foods, if they so choose.If all GM foods and food products are to be labeled, Congress must enact sweeping changes in the existing food labeling policy.India’s government has not yet announced a policy on GM foods because no GM crops are grown in India and no products are commercially available in supermarkets yet38.This may be the greatest challenge faced be a new food labeling policy: how to educate and inform the public without damaging the public trust and causing alarm or fear of GM food products.Secondly, what are the acceptable limits of GM contamination in no...
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_Keywords: GM Food, GM Crops, Genetically engineered crops, Biotechnology, GM organisms._ .Because GM crops are now being built in with these resistances farmers won’t experience huge financial setbacks caused by pests killing their plants.GM Crops are also being developed that can grow in deserts or near salt water which allows more area for farming (Fairley & Gaskins, 2011).A development through GM foods may be able to save two million people which would be a life changing breakthrough.The U.S. needs to ensure the people of these countries that GM food is safe and will be nothing but beneficial to their people.
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The future of growth is promising for GM markets across the globe, and the utilization of the success the company gained in China should be a blueprint for future global strategy.GM has not invested heavily in activities downstream because India’s passenger vehicle market is dominated by low market demand and competitors already have large market shares.Over time, GM should bring mid and high segment models including SUV’s which are trending upward in India.By focusing on the rural Chinese market, GM may have an opportunity to use similar models as it positions itself in India’s growing market.GM may be able to use price competition in this segment as middle class Indians incomes continue to grow.
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Another key implementation issue that GM has to deal withbecause of their decision .The German government actually backed GM in their bid to sell off Opel, .Therefore GM will have to come up .This anger towards GM is .GM is also looking at pioneeringfuel efficient vehicles (GM core competence).
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GM quickly implemented this system to all its plants and by 2005; GM was laiming to be the most efficient United States carmaker.By 1986, with the use of flexible work teams, plant productivity was higher than any GM factory and twice as much as with the old GM management.GM also acquired Daewoo and Hummer brand in hopes to strengthen product line and market share.During this time, GM attempts to rapidly grow globally and competes with Ford to acquire premium European carmakers.GM bought many other European carmakers but did not find any to be profitable, only costing them more money and more failures.
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The mission/vision of GM is to be the world leader in transportation products and related services (General Motors, 2008b).The company currently sells its genuine parts and accessories under the GM, GM Performance Parts, GM Goodwrench, and ACDelco brands through GM Service and Parts Operations, which supplies GM dealerships and distributors worldwide (General Motors, 2008a).GM is based on is six fundamental values.With these values, the company has adopted and endorsed principles, such as the GM Environmental Principles and the Global Sullivan Principles.With this in mind, the mission statement could read GM will become the world leader in quality, innovative, and cost efficient products.In 2006, GM sold 9.1 million cars and trucks globa...
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GM R&D created programs which speed up the product development.In January 2007 Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman of General Motors (GM) declared that “We’ve tried to sell more at lower margins and it’s what got General Motors into trouble.” GM subjected itself to one of the biggest discount battles in history.Therefore I recommend GM to do better market research and to better interpret market trends in order to be more competitive.Also in the past years GM focused too much on the American market.GM brand partners are: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, Vauxhall and Wuling.
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In General Motor (GM) in relations with their external environment, there are many elements in which (GM) as a company will have no control over when conducting it business.General Motors customers will not find Porsche attractive given the price of the car is unaffordable however; the higher than normal price to pay for gasoline, (GM) we find that it will have to restructure its cars to run more fuel efficient.These (3) companies have the ability to charge higher prices for their good being sold to (GM) and its competitors to offset their increase costs associated with producing supplies for GM and others.GM and other manufacturers such as (Mindset Holding Co., Zenn Motor Company Inc. and Zeons Corporation) that supply’s (GM) with suppl...
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Because GM crops are now being built in with these resistances farmers won’t experience huge financial setbacks caused by pests killing their plants.Globalization of GM crops is becoming apparent as well as GM crop commercialization.A development through GM foods may be able to save two million people which would be a life changing breakthrough.GM Crops are also being developed that can grow in deserts or near salt water which allows more area for farming (Fairley & Gaskins, 2011).To ensure that the environment is remaining safe, risk assessments are conducted for the GM product as well as the area in which the crop will grow (World Health Organization, 2002).
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GM foods, including crops, vegetables and fruit, cause many controversial debates about their safety for human consumption.Enthusiasts of GM argue the technology increases crop productivity; thus, reducing the need for traditional agricultural methods, such as the use of chemicals.Further, GM technology is likely to improve the production of high-sustenance foods capable of growing in exhausted soils and drought-ridden locations (Schmidt 2005, a.527).In conclusion, with provision for continuation of long-term analyses on potential side effects and implementation of regulations to ensure the safety of GM foods, alongside raising the support of people using GM, the benefits of GM foods make it a worthwhile undertaking.GM has immense potent...
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The creation of GM Daewoo in 2002 gave GM a new organization specializing and engineering and manufacturing smaller cars, proving an important boost to Chevrolet’s growth as a global brand.Globally, GM continues to grow rapidly, and more than 70 percent of its sales now come from outside the U.S. GM’s top five markets by sales are now China, the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Germany .Re-emerging at the new GM is the competitive spirit that, for decades, drove GM to leadership in styling, technology, engineering, marketing, and other key areas of the auto business.“About GM” General Motors Corporate Website.Their mission/vision/aims/objectives of GM will affect the culture of GM to an extent.Presently, they have equity ow...
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GM introduced H2 by expanding its product offerings to larger segment and making the brand accessible to more buyers with a slightly scaled down, more civilized version of the H1.For example, GM used TV ads that featured well-dressed woman driving the H2 and by doing this the ad is playing a major role in trying to sell its products to woman and assuring that anyone can get on the wheel for a smooth drive.For example, GM attempted to do this by not focusing on the H2’s off-road ability, but to show their customers in a different light by promoting H2 with ad concluding with the line, “Threaten Men in a New Way.” In terms of psychographic standpoint, we can say that personality characteristic variable is crucial in helping GM to drive the...
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If the Clinton Administration is intending to raise the ratings it may be detrimental for GM to not produce more small cars (Saturn cars) to raise their corporate fuel efficiency average.GM, through Saturn, had a greater chance of selling a customer more cars over his/her lifetime.GM would also prefer to be in the UAW’s favor.The most influential point in GM’s decision would have nothing to do with the above numbers; the move to Willow Run would put GM back in a positive light with the UAW.I will examine GM’s goals for the Saturn product, what created Saturn’s “cult status”, the four options for expansion, and the most equitable solution for both GM and Saturn.
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GM customers were not satisfy with the last 10 years’ GM car models, basic reason was GM primarily wanted to keep the costs low, they compromised the design... GM should not cut cost on their products design because customers still expect to look good their vehicles.Then in the final part of the report, I have explained and justified possible strategic market entry approaches that GM can follow to regain the industry leadership again.During these financial crisis and economic uncertainty challenges, with a proper analysis and understanding GM would be able to open significant number of opportunities with the new strategic restructuring process and innovative products developments in the near future.I have thoroughly evaluated the situat...
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In the last few years, GM achieved a substantial rise in the Chinese market, that made the GM alarm to major on the foreign markets.Meanwhile, for the GM strategy, they are using OnStar Technology which enables the customers get in touch with the call center of GM in an emergency situations.For example, Focus strategy may assist GM to enable to reduce the costs as GM diverge from broad-line manufacturer to another varieties.Although GM was a leader of the automobile industry at that period of time, its rivals had started to compete with GM providing some different offers.So that, the competitros of GM became well-known brands ,while GM had difficulties with competing with them.
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Of course in the next ten years many GM food advancements would have taken place, making GM foods taste better and last longer and to develop more foods that can greatly improve health and fight diseases and infections.I am irked and upset to know that some GM foods are not labelled with consumers not knowing what it is they are buying or eating, consumers have a right and deserve to know what is in their foods that contain Genetically modification, why do we have to eat foods that may endanger our very lives –provoking and causing an allergic reaction-, risking and shortening our life span just to satisfy the needs of the producers of the GM foods, but nonetheless millions of people all around the world has been eating GM foods for over...
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According to Petersen, in the year 2000, “more than 800 million people throughout the world were starving or malnourished, while five million children died each year as a direct result.” Although it is not guaranteed to end world hunger completely and indefinitely, GM technology is continuing to grow and advance (Veit & Gould, 2011, p. 510).Since there is no way to differentiate between GM food and unaltered food, consumers that wish to steer clear of GM food purchase organic food (Driscoll & Morley, 2011, p. Research showed that several Americans do not have a side in the issue regarding GM foods.However, members of the FDA argue that GM food is indeed very similar to non- GM food and bears no potential risk.Several people must ...
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” Whether or not society is for or against GM food, it will always be an issue of growing concern.In the article entitled, “Genetically Modified Foods: An Overview,” written by Alex Rich and Tom Warhol, 92 percent of Americans feel GM ingredients in food products should be labeled.As advances in technology progress and people become more open minded about the situation, laws will either be created to provide certain regulations or people will just have to accept the fact that GM food is not labeled.However, members of the FDA argue that GM food is indeed very similar to non- GM food and bears no potential risk.” Several people must consume certain specific GM products in order for a company to be absolutely certain of which proteins will...
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As GM has already damaged the GM Europe section operation and put Opel on the transfer list.On the other hands, Germany government will not give any financial support to GM Europe section if GM remains it.Nowadays, to sell the GM Europe, GM will struggle in the Russian market and GM technology.According the analyst, GM expects to be able to make a comeback again in the future control of Opel, RHJ operation mode exactly GM wants, RHJ can give a hand to GM achieve a deep restructuring.This strategy is suitable to be implemented because this allows GM to grab more market shares from their numerous of competitors in the US market, .. GM is capable to compete with competitors as they are financially competent with them.
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In conclusion, this article has shown perspectives from two developing countries and their postive attitude towards the use of GM food apart from religious reasons.In this is article, the pros and cons of GM food will be evaluated along with reference from two developing countries – China and Philippines – which will describe their use and attitude to GM foods.GM food are produced quicker and an additional advantage of GM food to food that are grown naturally is with the help of genitical enhancement, certain food are manufactured to grow more nutritiously than when produced naturally, for example, golden rice genetically developed to provide Vitamin A will help reduce Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) commonly contracted in developing countrie...
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In the last few years, GM achieved a substantial rise in the Chinese market, that made the GM alarm to major on the foreign markets.Furthermore, getting the information the rivals of GM from the internet increased the bargaining power of dealers of GM.Meanwhile, for the GM strategy, they are using OnStar Technology which enables the customers get in touch with the call center of GM in an emergency situations.If we look at the GM, recent rising gas prices are highly to get a bigger effect on GM.For example, Focus strategy may assist GM to enable to reduce the costs as GM diverge from broad-line manufacturer to another varieties.
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People are still indecisive in their choice to consume products containing GM foods.Opponents of GM foods claim that GM foods are potentially risky to human health.The genes that were inserted into the GM foods have a positive effect on the accumulation of iron in the rice kernel that causes the GM rice to contain 6 times more iron compared to the original variety (ScienceDaily, 2009).Susceptibility to a certain disease can be reduced if edible vaccines are added into the GM foods such as the GM banana (Whitman, 2000).Advocates of GM food should show their support for the legalization of GM foods by purchasing GM food stuffs and spreading news of the benefits of GM foods.
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Taco Bell us genetically modified corn in their product without thinking about the side effects that it will have on human health.Taco Bell is making use of the technology and using the genetically modified corn in their product (taco shells) without considering the fact that genetically modified food may cause adverse health effects.Conversely, if you make known to the public that the product you sell is free of genetically modified food, more people will purchase it.The important thing is to balance the how fast the technology is advancing with the people’s ethical development.As for products that do not contain genetically modified ingredients, it is also possible for them to label their product; state that the product is free from ge...
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