Biotechnology

Amy Yang

-Biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet

Genetically Modified Foods

What is it?

  • foods with modified DNA for improvement
  • most are focused on cash crops for resistance to pathogens and herbicides
  • increase nutrient value

Facts:

  • generated and tested in a lab for results
  • add one or more genes to the genome; sometimes remove or silence genes
  • some GMOs are consumed unprocessed while some have their DNA and proteins removed
  • GM crops don't pose a risk compared to food that isn't genetically modified but there also hasn't been any long term health assessment either
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