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Debate Over Genetic Food Modification

A brief overview of the debate surrounding genetic food modification, the process by which transgenic organisms are created.

How is this process similar to the more traditional selective breeding and how is it different?
What are the potential benefits of genetic modification of food?
What are the concerns of those opposed to genetically modified crops?

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Hello there,

Here are a few things to consider when it comes to genetic food modification. Keep in mind that this is a very broad issue with many ethical concerns, so please feel free to augment your response with as many additionally points as you see fit.

How is this process similar to the more traditional selective breeding and how is it different?

- Both of these methods are similar in that the ultimate goal is to improve crop plants. For example, selective breeding has long been done to produce plant foods that are larger, grow faster, taste better, store longer and so forth. Such ...

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