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GMO – A Blessing or A Curse? Part I

This isn’t the first and probably won’t be the last column on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). There are many issues constantly brought up in the news, the courts, the Congress, and around the world regarding everything from labelling and safety to the escape of these traits to wild plant/animal populations. This week a brief review of how we breed plants and livestock might be helpful.
GMOs specifically involve the mutation, insertion, or deletion of genes in an organism. Most often it involves transferring the genetic material of one species to another in one of several ways. A ...

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