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Genetically Modified Foods: Benefits and Risks

Genetically modified foods are produced by recombining DNA of two different organisms with the aim of developing a new organism (GMO) with more desirable qualities. Synonyms for genetically modified foods include genetically engineered foods, bioengineered foods and biotech foods. The genetic engineering process involves removing a desired gene or genes from one organism (plant, bacteria or virus) and placing them into the DNA of another in order to introduce new traits to the second organism […]