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Should We Grow GM Crops?
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Should We Grow GM Crops?

There are many different opinions about genetically modified organisms in food. Before jumping on one side or the other, it helps to have some background.

Go through this exercise that will challenge your assumptions and make you think twice about GMOs. After you consider arguments on all sides of the debate, what will your position be?

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Gallery: Happy Genetically Modified Thanksgiving

Gallery: Happy Genetically Modified Thanksgiving

From stuffing and sweet corn to pumpkin pie and turkey, see how genetically modified products can show up at your Thanksgiving dinner. More...

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Popular Science
Bananas as Hepatitis B Oral Vaccine?

Bananas as Hepatitis B Oral Vaccine?

Maybe, just maybe, getting a vaccine wouldn't be so bad if it were genetically engineered into a banana. Sound crazy? Maybe. But it could become a reality. More...

Article
Las Vegas Guardian Express
Gallery: How to Make a Genetically Modified Seed

Gallery: How to Make a Genetically Modified Seed

Check out this gallery and the accompanying article to learn about the high tech behind genetically modified seeds…and why companies want to make them. More...

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Popular Science
Harvest of Fear: Viewpoints

Harvest of Fear: Viewpoints

Do experts think genetically modified (GM) food is safe? What about the benefits of GM? What are the risks? Find answers to these questions and more. More...

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PBS
Selective Breeding, Cloning, and Genetic Modification

Selective Breeding, Cloning, and Genetic Modification

New Zealand scientist David Scobie uses examples from sheep breeding to compare selective breeding with the more modern practices of cloning and genetic modification (GM). Baaaaa! More...

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University of Waikato
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Stop GMO 2 Underground

Stop GMO 2 Underground

Regardless of your feelings about GMOs in your food, the ones in this game have teeth. They must be eradicated! More...

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Armor Games
Food and Nutrition Facts: Genetically Modified Foods

Food and Nutrition Facts: Genetically Modified Foods

Are you concerned about genetically modified foods? Take a closer look at some of the concerns, then get tips on how to avoid GMOs. More...

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Discovery
Food: How Altered?

Food: How Altered?

What are genetically modified crops? Are they safe? How could they affect the environment? Could they help feed the world? Dig into these questions here. More...

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National Geographic
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

A number of genes have been spliced into food supplies. The long term ramifications remain uncertain. Take a deeper look at the debate over large-scale commercialization and use of GMOs. More...

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Scitable
GMOs Spotlight

GMOs Spotlight

The debate about GMOs isn't happening just in science: It touches politics, health, economics, and business. Explore this library of pros and cons, as well as international responses. More...

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Scitable
Mary Dell Chilton: Geneticist

Mary Dell Chilton: Geneticist

In one of the rarest “Eureka” moments, Dr. Chilton discovered a bacterium that inserted its DNA into another organism. Take a look at the work of a founding figure in the world of GMOs. More...

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Women in Technology International
Top 10 Genetically Modified Food Products

Top 10 Genetically Modified Food Products

Corn, potatoes, tomatoes, and squash are on the list, but they don't even make the top five. Check out this list of the most widely consumed genetically modified food products. More...

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Discovery
Wary of ‘Frankenfood,’ South Korea Suspends U.S. Wheat Imports

Wary of ‘Frankenfood,’ South Korea Suspends U.S. Wheat Imports

Recent reports of a genetically modified strain of wheat in Oregon have had international repercussions. More...

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NBC
You Call That a Tomato?

You Call That a Tomato?

First there was the test tube baby. Then in the '90s came the...test tube tomato. Take a look back at the "Flavr Savr," the first attempt to bring GMOs to consumers. More...

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New York Times

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