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genetically modified organism

n. Abbr. GMO
An organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered by the insertion of a modified gene or a gene from another organism using the techniques of genetic engineering.
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By the first week of October, 17 European countries " including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland " had used new European Union rules to announce bans on the cultivation of genetically modified crops.
Moreover, the health concerns that underlie many people's desire for GMO labels are countered easily: The American Association for the Advancement of Science, to cite just one of many authoritative sources, reported in 2012 that, "Foods containing ingredients from genetically modified crops pose no greater risk than the same foods made from crops modified by conventional plant breeding techniques.
Unlike Oregon's Rogue Valley, most of those counties did not have genetically modified crops growing before the bans.
Garin (Party-list, MBIS-OWA) also sought an inquiry on the advantages and disadvantages of the commercialization of genetically modified crops.
Pioneer, part of US chemicals firm DuPont, has made repeated requests to allow the genetically modified crop into Europe's single market.
While putting beta carotene in rice may seem, and may indeed be harmless, not all genetically modified crops are created equally.
has been circulating a Dear Colleague letter that calls on House members to oppose the provision that would require the secretary of agriculture to issue a temporary permit or declare temporary deregulated status for a genetically modified crop in the event a court invalidates or vacates USDA's determination of non-regulated status for the crop.
Pet resistance (Bt) genes from genetically modified crops disrupt the food web in the soil.
The latest report shows that production of genetically modified crops since 1996 have grown rapidly and after 12 years, 25 countries in different regions have allocated 125 million ha of their agricultural lands to planting genetically modified crops [7].
While supporters see genetically modified crops, or GMOs (genetically modified organisms), as a way to meet increasing global food demands, GM foods can be deeply controversial.
It is reported that Pawar in a letter to Dr Singh wanted clarification on the authority responsible for granting final clearance to genetically modified crops.

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