foods, also referred to as GMOS, are usually defined as seeds, plants, animals or fish that have had their DNA artificially altered by genes from other species.
CBAN has also demanded the crop be removed from the market until exhaustive research has been completed on the genetically-engineered
But according to the Annapolis, Maryland-based Environmental Research Foundation, agribusiness giants like Monsanto pushed the agency heavily to allow genetically-engineered
plants and small amounts of pesticides into organic crops, while the meat industry made its case for factory farming methods.
The company in addition is developing genetically-engineered
cancer drugs; gene therapy for cancer and hair loss; as well as genetically-engineered
diagnostics of cancer and cardiovascular disease through its A/C Diagnostics subsidiary.
Organic farmers are also up in arms because genes from genetically-engineered
plants such as corn and soybeans can drift onto organic crops.
Perhaps the most sensational hope of biotechnologists is to invent animals with genetically-engineered
human parts whose organs can be farmed out for human transplants - with, theoretically, a lesser chance of rejection from the recipients.