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GMO Foods – Hard To Avoid?

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An overview of the structure of DNA.

An overview of the structure of DNA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

An interesting article on genetically engineered crops around the world along with the pros and cons. This debate will continue until one side is proven right or wrong thus, it is difficult to find an unbiased article on this topic.  Both sides have legitimate arguments.  Often there is little clarification as what sets genetic engineering apart from all other types of crop improvements like selective cross breeding.  Simply put, genetic engineering involves transferring genetic material from one organism into the genetic material of a completely unrelated species, e.g. inserting a bacterial gene or DNA into a plant like corn.  In  selective cross breeding, crosses involve only organisms that are already closely related, e.g. two varieties of corn.

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