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genetically engineered

adjective Recombinant, see there.
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Their testimony focused on the potential threat of genetically engineered crops to the environment, public health, and local and organic agriculture.
Virtually the entire European Union food industry has taken a strong stand against genetically engineered food production and products.
These products are genetically engineered to withstand application of Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide.
Second, the Schmeiser case draws attention to the lack of labeling requirements for genetically engineered crops as a matter of consumer protection.
A Canadian farmer is currently in court with the biotech company Monsanto for allegedly growing their genetically engineered corn without paying for it, although he argues that pollen must have drifted over from another farm.
The scientific history of genetically engineered food can be traced to the San Francisco lab where, in 1973, Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen developed the first method for engineering bacteria through a process of selecting genes with specific characteristics and inserting them into a bacterium, a process that would later be used to develop synthetic human insulin for diabetics and enzymes used by the food industry to control texture and taste.
in plant pathology, four years of shaping biotechnology regulations at the EPA, she is one of the nation's leading authorities on the environmental risks of genetically engineered foods.
Q: How widespread are genetically engineered crops in the U.
Our environment is being used as a laboratory for widespread experimentation on genetically engineered organisms with profound risks that, once released, can never be recalled," says Richard Caplan, report author and environmental advocate for the U.
Formed in 1999, the Sierra Club's Genetic Engineering Committee has allied with other concerned citizens, including scientists, organic farmers, religious groups, beekeepers, and chefs, to call for a moratorium on the planting of genetically engineered crops and the release of other engineered organisms into the environment until the long-term environmental and health impacts have been assessed.
When organic standards were first proposed, there was a tremendous outcry because the proposed standards allowed genetically engineered foods, irradiated foods, and foods grown with sewage sludge to be defined as organic.
Academics and agribusiness leaders who gathered on the University of Minnesota campus in early February dutifully sang the praises of Food and Drug Administration policies on genetically engineered foods.

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