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GMO

(GMO’s) Genetically modified organisms are organisms that have had their DNA altered through human intervention; genes are taken (copied) from one organism that shows a desired trait and transferred into the genetic code of another

...GMO seeds have had their genetic makeup altered

•Genes from a different species are inserted into a plant in hopes that the offspring will have the desired characteristics

•Genetically modified seeds are designed to make the plant more resistant to rain, drought, pests, diseases, etc.

•Engineered to withstand the direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide


The GMO garden seeds that are available now are for agricultural crops; they are only available for sale to farmers


Individuals can buy the products of GMO

seeds:

•Floriculturists use GMO seeds to grow flowers that you can buy from your florist.

• Many of the processed foods that we eat contain GMO vegetable products.

• Meat and dairy products we consume may come from animals that were fed GMO grains

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