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Genetic modification explained

Peter Griffin posted in on September 19th, 2008.

Genetic modification (GM) is the alteration of the genome of a plant or animal by the addition of new genetic material. It underlies the concept of transgenics, in which an organism is modified to incorporate new genes that lead to new characteristics, such as the production of proteins for human health, or the expression of […]

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Prince Charles warns of the risk of GM crops

Peter Griffin posted in on August 14th, 2008.

The Prince of Wales warned this week that the development of genetically modified crops risked creating “the biggest disaster environmentally of all time”. The Prince accused firms of conducting a gigantic experiment, commenting “Why else are we facing all these challenges, climate change and everything?” The recent comments by The Prince of Wales have resulted […]

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