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Synonyms for genetic engineering

the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism

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The GM food controversy is a dispute over the advantage and disadvantages of genetically modified food crops.
Indeed, much of what is known today about consumer purchasing intentions toward genetically modified foods or interest in labels in Europe is inferred from attitude surveys such as the Eurobarometer.
Farmers in Rio Grande do Sul are also not overly concerned about separating production of genetically modified soy and natural soy, although mixing could cause the modified version to damage the natural version as well as other plant life.
He has faced repeated trials and been jailed for destroying genetically modified crops.
Farm, which describes itself as a "membership and campaigning organization for independent and family farmers," said all of the insurers surveyed "felt that too little was known" about the long-term effects of genetically modified crops on human health and the environment.
The voters of Oregon sent a strong message which hopefully will prevent genetically modified food labeling from becoming an issue again," said Leslie G.
Although studies have found that 80-90% of Europeans say they do not want genetically modified foods, manufacturers who market both genetically modified and conventional products have noticed that the two versions sell about the same.
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a working partner of Presbyterian World Service and Development, does not have a blanket policy on the role of genetically modified foods in food aid.
On May 21, 2003, President George Bush informally charged all of Europe with proliferating famine in Africa by blocking the import into Europe of genetically modified crops from the United States.
government is challenging the European Union to allow such food, and Washington insists that it not be labeled as genetically modified.
The presence of Starlink in these taco shells called into question the ability of current federal regulations to protect consumers from unapproved genetically modified crops.
So far, these genetically modified crops have been engineered to help farmers solve problems on the farm--problems with pest or weed control.
In Mexico, we are far behind in research related to genetically modified organisms, not because researchers do not want to advance or because we lack intellectual capacity," Martinez Soriano told the daily newspaper Reforma.
BETTER safety checks must be made before new genetically modified foods are declared fit for human consumption, a group of Britain's top scientists said today.
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