ten thousand years of gmo foods – making inedible edible

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One of the most common questions I am asked is “what is a genetically modified food? People are often amazed to learn how man has manipulated or modified the genetic makeup of our food for thousands of years. This article explains how man has “interfered” with evolutionary natural selection to favor genes that make make crops more desirable and how biotechnology can be an efficient part of that process.

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Photo of Keith Edmisten, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop and Soil Sciences - NC State University
Posted on Mar 2, 2016
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