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Science has allowed companies to modify plant genes in the lab instead of through generations of selective planting. Some say it’s a boon to agriculture – other say it’s a hazard to humanity.
This article provides deeper understanding and context about GMOs. Specific understanding delivered includes:
– How genetic modification works
– How prevalent GMOs are
– Why it’s controversial
A Hippie’s Defense of GMOs – Slate
‘GMO’ Answers’ Website Launched By Monsanto, DuPont, More – The Huffington Post
A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA – The New York Times
GMO Food: How Scientists Can Cut And Paste Gene Traits
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