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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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Similar bee relocations are taking place across Germany, where genetically modified crops are legal, but their harvests are forbidden for human consumption.
They visited festivals and events and collected signatures from people on cards calling for genetically modified crops to be kept out of the countryside.
US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said yesterday that the administration had no choice but to proceed with a WTO case in an effort to force the 15-nation EU to accept genetically modified crops produced in the US and other countries.
New Zealand: New Zealand has initiated a more rigorous testing regime for genetically modified crops.
A FIELD of genetically modified crops which sparked controversy in the Highlands has been vandalised.
The most popular genetically modified crops grown in the United States are soybeans, corn, cotton, and canola.
Never mind that the government did get involved when it approved the test plots--you can't grow genetically modified crops without regulatory permission--and stays involved as it continues to grant approvals.
GMO foods campaign" said it found three out of five corn snack samples contain genetically altered corn varieties that do not match the list of genetically modified crops the health ministry identifies as safe for consumption.
But this distinction between these selective herbicides and non-selective ones may disappear in the future with the introduction of genetically modified crops, which are resistant to non-selective herbicides.
Genetically modified crops are not permitted in Britain, but some companies are seeking government approval to try the procedure.
has been facing regulatory hurdles of its genetically modified crops (GMO) as it wades through consumer worries over how safe they may be, while Itronics faces a myriad of EPA registration requirements for its new biopesticide.
Supporters of a broad "Local Food System Ordinance" for Lane County, which includes a ban on genetically modified crops, have reached a key agreement with county elections officials, moving the concept a step closer to qualifying for the May 2014 ballot.

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