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In 1994, a company called Monsanto created and received approval for a genetically modified “Flavr Savr” tomato. Since then, 95% of the United States sugar beets, 94% of the soybeans, and 88% of the feed corn is genetically modified. Initially, genetically modified foods were created and marketed to increase yield, for drought tolerance, to enhance nutrition, and offer other consumer benefits. These GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are species of plants and animals that have been genetically altered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, or from other species. None of the current GMO traits live up to what the biotech industry promised. In addition to that, the only approval system in place...
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Selective Breeding vs Transgenesis- Wheat Madeleine
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Outline biological ideas selective breeding and transgenesis
Wheat has been a staple of the human diet since the Palaeolithic era. Over thousands of years, humans have been selectively breeding wheat crops to improve its traits. Wheat began as a small grain, unrecognisable from the small grass grains, so over thousands of years the properties and appearance of wheat has been altered to best benefit the human population. With the technological developments of the modern era, wheat is now being altered genetically through transgenesis. Over the course of this report I will...