genetic engineering

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Let’s Get Back to Basics on Genetics

“Genetic modification” and “genetic engineering” are terms we hear in relation to discussions about food production technology and the use of biotechnology for advancing our food supply. The US Department…

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Science Sent: GMOs Are Safe to Eat

For years, the debate over the safety of genetically engineered crops (or genetically modified organisms or GMOS) has come down to one statement: the science isn’t there. Yesterday, the science…

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Snapshot: Animal Biotech

What’s the deal with animal biotechnology? From Eric Hallerman, PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech University:  Animals long have been selectively bred…

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New Food Biotechnology Video, and New Apples

Originally posted Feb. 12, 2015 UPDATE (March 20, 2015): The FDA has concluded that the genetically engineered apples are “as safe and nutritious” as their conventional counterparts. The U.S. Department of…

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