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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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* Genetically modified crops are resistant to weeds and drugs, which can reduce the use of insecticide and herbicide compared to traditional crop.
Agriculture and Food Minister Mark Lewis said the passing of the Genetically Modified Crops Free Areas Repeal Bill 2015 was great news for WA agribusiness exports, already worth close to $8 billion a year.
The genetically modified crops had an important role to play in lessening the environmental impact and improving the sustainability of food production.
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.
However, genetically modified crops are currently banned in Kenya.
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."
Are genetically modified crops legal in the U.S., and do we know where they are grown?
Genetically modified crops are perceived as a potential solution for food insecurity.
Bulgariaas current legislation prohibits the cultivation of genetically modified crops.
Glyphosate is essentially used on plants including grasses, sedges, broad-leaved weeds and woody plants as well as great variety of genetically modified crops. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, which is sprayed in large amounts on genetically engineered, so-called "Roundup Ready," crops.
I would like to argue that while there could be benefits to genetically modified crops, the solutions are not as simple as having magic crops.
trading partners have in the integrity of USDA's regulation of genetically modified crops and create uncertainty about the ability of U.S.

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