genetically modified organism

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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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The growing global population has led to the growth in demand for genetically modified crops.
By banning the cultivation of genetically modified crops, Europe is, perhaps, shutting doors on an entire field of science
GENETICALLY modified crops have been prohibited in Northern Ireland.
In October, the Chinese government, worried about strong public resistance to genetically modified crops, launched a major media campaign to convince its citizens that GM foods are safe.
But on Tuesday, voters in Jackson and Josephine counties overwhelmingly approved measures to ban genetically modified crops altogether.
Residents of southern Oregon's agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread attention.
A lady lawmaker has asked the House Committee on Agriculture and Food to look into the biosafety of genetically modified crops in the country.
Bulgariaas current legislation prohibits the cultivation of genetically modified crops.
In a major speech Mr Paterson said: "I believe that it's time to start a more informed discussion about the potential 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.
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.

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