e n e t i c . E n g i n e e r i n g
of the "triumphs" of the twentieth century was supposedly the
discovery of genes and the accompanying birth of genetic engineering,
the ability to modify the genetic makeup of an organism. This
new science promised the invention of new, improved crops and
livestock, marking the end of the era of haphazard breeding methods.
then has there been a growing uproar, starting in Europe and now
spreading to other parts of the world, over this new technology?
If genetic modifications are such a useful tool in precisely tailoring
crops and other organisms, as compared to the much less efficient
processes of hybridisation and selective breeding, then why are
consumers and politicians everywhere up in arms against GM crops
and food products?
1. What is Genetic Engineering and how
far has it come?
2. What do consumers think?
3. Is GM amoral?
4. Is GM safe?
5. GM and the environment
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