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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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Following legal process, final change on the regulation was made on January 20, 2010, and accordingly, import of genetically modified organisms which were not appropriate to EU standards would not be allowed, added the ministry.
Adoption of a law on genetically modified organisms based in particular on the principles of responsibility, precaution, transparency, participation, information, and freedom of choice to grow GM and non-GM crops.
Thailand: Following the escape of genetically engineered papayas from Thailand labs to farms last July and the subsequent uproar, Thai officials have found themselves walking a careful line on their policies for genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The project would have entailed assembling a laboratory in the gallery to test organic foods brought by visitors for genetically modified organisms, had the bioterrorism-obsessed FBI not intervened, arresting one of the group's members and confiscating materials during its pertectly innocent preparations for the show.
Speaking for west African heads of state at a meeting in Ouagadougou to promote the use of biotechnology to uplift agricultural yields in Africa, Toure said Africa's attitude is "wait and see" to the effects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as a means to greater self sufficiency.
TESTING OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS IN FOODS Edited by Farid E.
Residents also expressed concern for the county's 150 organic farms and wineries, saying organic crops could become contaminated by genetically modified organisms and lose their organic certification.
The Family Farm is dedicated to being the "trusted brokers" of information to adults and young people and is devoted to informing the public about the fundamentals of agriculture as well as topics related to global trade policy and genetically modified organisms.
That is not the case in agriculture today where clones are commonplace and genetically modified organisms are on the leading edge.
Opposition groups, along with what appears to be the majority of Europe, question the unknown dangers to human health and the potential damage to the environment from genetically modified organisms.
We plan on forming an international coalition that can work on issues of food sovereignty, genetically modified organisms, biodiversity, and intellectual property rights.
Perry points to a similar situation with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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