Context Card: GMO Food: How Scientists Can Cut And Paste Gene Traits - Curiousmatic

Context Card: GMO Food: How Scientists Can Cut And Paste Gene Traits

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Backstory Summary

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.

Understanding Summary

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

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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

Keywords
agriculture, FDA, genetically modified organisms, GMO

 
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