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2014-10-17 05:14:54
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Genetically modified plants have been created to be as large and healthy as they possibly can. For example, there is a formula for corn that makes them have larger kernels and are generally more resilient to bugs and other problems like drought. Basically they yield more food to consume and require less effort to grow.


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Transgenic plants are plants that have been engineered or genetically modified. This is down to make plants larger or better in color. There are many debates as to whether genetically modified foods are safe for consumption.

To breed high yielding plants genetic engineering has developed to do the job.

Genetically modified crops are crops with plants that have been genetically altered in order to increase the yield of the crop. For example, the plant may have been genetically altered to become bigger or more resistant to bugs.

Same as GM plants practically. Plants that are modified/engineered so that they are more resistant to disease etc...

One of the disadvantages of the genetically modified foods is that it allows animal products in plants which could raise issues for those with dietary restrictions like the vegans. The advantage of the genetically modified foods is that they can increase the crop yield in a very small acreage.

No movement to try to prevent the development of genetically modified food technology is known. There are; however, people who choose not to eat food that is known to be genetically modified, due to questions about the health and environmental effects of genetically modifying plants used for food.

An advantage is often higher crop yield. However they have also genetically modified plants to grow faster instead of more, or to produce better in a certain climate.

Edible vaccines are vaccines produced in plants genetically modified through bioengineering.

organic Cotton is grown without using pesticides from plants which are not genetically modified

Plants can be made pest-resistant, thereby reducing major food shortages in developing countries (where they depend solely on maincrops). They could potentially significantly reduce world hunger.

Genetically modified works by, firstly you have to identify a particular characteristic such as herbicide resistance. Then you get a gene which may come from a completely different organism, which is then inserted into some DNA from a plant cell, and that gives it trait. And that means for example if you spray some weed killer. The genetically modified crops would be unaffected. Plants can also be modified for pest resistance.

Assuming that you mean the first crop with non-natural genetic material inserted artificially by humans, the first genetically modified crop was tobacco, with the first plants having been created in 1982.

We have genetically modified foods for centuries by selective cross breeding plants. With out this and other modern methods of farming perhaps a billion people now existing on a substance diet would starve to death.

It is okay to genetically modify plants and animals if it does not endanger the rest of the ecosystem. Plants can be modified just so that they can have certain desirable effects like more resistance to disease and ability to bear more fruit.

Quite a few plants have been so modified, including corn, cotton, soybeans, and canola.

[1] Genetically modified organisms can affect plant diversity. As with non-genetically modified plants, their seeds are easily spread by wild life and wind. Consequently, they contaminate non-genetically modified food products that are grown within the reach of air and critters. For their genetics tend to dominate over the genetics of non-genetically modified plants. [2] They also can affect individual plant responses. For the individual plant's genetics have been altered. And researchers don't yet have the complete map to the consequences, or plant responses to these consequences. It's a work in progress. And researchers as much as their plant subjects are making up the rules as they go along.

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. Canola comes from the genetically engineered Rapeseed plant which is part of the mustard family of plants.

Genetically modified plants are plants whose traits are modified by a scientist in a laboratory. In most cases the aim is to introduce a new trait to the plant which does not occur naturally in this species. Some examples are: resistance to certain pests, diseases or environmental conditions, or the production of a certain nutrient or pharmaceutical agent. One company, called Monsanto, has modified plant seeds to be very resistant to a weed killer they sell.

It does not if the the seeds have not been genetically modified and no cross pollination with genetically modified herbs occurs. To this date (February 21, 2012) it appears that no interest has been shown by companies who bio-engineer foods to genetically modify herbs. The interest seems to be focused on vegetables (corn and soybeans in particular) and trees (Papayas grown in Hawaii and other places), though other kinds of plants have also been genetically modified.

Genetically modified plants, Technology used in medical science, conversion of bio waste to fuel, e.t.c

When a plant is mutated it's genetic make up is modified. It might able to fight off plant disease like rust, but it might produce harmful chemical toxins or might have a high concentration of a harmful chemicals. Thus people are hesitant to try the new genetically modified plants and crops. Ultimately they might also cause ecological imbalance.

GMOs are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes do not occur in nature.

Pollen from GMO plants can (and do) cross pollinate with organically grown plants of the same species (corn with corn, soybeans with soybeans, etc.), which results in contamination of the organically grown plants.

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