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Genetically-Engineered Crops

Discuss some of the pros and cons of genetically-engineered crops.

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The ability to transfer genes from one organism into another has the potential for benefits but also some risks. Some genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are modified to be resistant to certain pesticides. This allows farmers to increase the amount of pesticides applied to a crop in order to get rid of weeds. The drawback of this is increased pesticide usage and its runoff effect on local waterways. Other modifications include improved yield, additional nutritional value, increased ...

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Two paragraphs with web references discussing the pros and cons of genetically engineered crops.

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