Identify and present arguments either for or against the genetic engineering of plants. Outline...

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Identify and present arguments either for or against the genetic engineering of plants. Outline the five reasons that, in your opinion, are the most important. List your reasons in a decreasing order of importance.

Genetically modified organisms (GMO)

Genetically modified organisms are the organisms that have been genetically altered by using techniques of genetic engineering. These organisms are referred to as transgenics because they consist of the DNA from other organisms such as bacteria, plants, or animals. The techniques of genetic engineering are applied to make the genome of the organisms more efficient in terms of its yield or protection against pathogens.

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Five arguments in favor of genetic engineering of plants are:

  1. Genetically modified crops are safe to consume because the genes that have been...

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Golden rice is a genetically modified rice crop that produces vitamin A. In this lesson, you will learn about how golden rice is made and how it can be used to prevent blindness and death in the developing world.


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