First through breeding, and now through genetic engineering, agribusiness has taken the few plant species settled on for our table and altered them beyond recognition, reaching into Nature's diverse genetic soup and marshalling the talents of genetic engineers
to pick out a few characteristics of little interest to anyone except Monsanto, John Deere and Cargill.
Many people judge that genetic engineers
have the best chance to defeat AIDS.
Females bear live young, and so far, genetic engineers
have worked with insect eggs.
Since genetic engineers
mix genes from a wide array of species, other genetically engineered foods may cause similar health problems," Goldburg said.
Now, through advances in molecular biology, genetic engineers
are gaining more precise control of tomato ripening and its effects on taste, texture, color, and shelf life.