Genetically modified organism. Any plant or animal where the genetic code has been manipulated by biotechnological methods. Usually so the organism generates products from other species (for example pesticides in corn) or unnatural products (like modified human insulin in bacteria).

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Is the chemical composition of genetically modified crops tested?

A February 2002 Harper's Magazine article, Unraveling the DNA Myth discusses the fact that the effect that genes have on plants is not always as simple as one gene coding for one protein, and that ...
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Is it possible for ingested dsRNA (or other genetic materials) to affect human gene expression?

I am usually pretty skeptical about claims on the danger of genetically modified crops because the issue of health for me logically breaks down to: Do the genes altered produce toxic chemicals in a ...
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Do Monsanto GM foods cause gluten-related illnesses?

In a newly released video by RT they claim that "Future Epidemic? Monsanto GM foods cause gluten-related illnesses" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyV001qX2i4 18 million of Americans suffer from ...
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Does Roundup harm mammals?

In the anti-GMO debate, it is frequently suggested that the use of Glyphosate (trade name: Roundup) on Roundup-ready GMO crops causes environmental harm. Example claim: Natural News Monsanto's ...
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Do US preschools ban lunches being brought to school?

In October 2013, on My 2 Crazy Curls, a blogger from Richmond, VA, reported receiving a letter from her child's preschool, explicitly banning students from bringing their own food to school without a ...
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Are GMO crops to blame for farmer suicides in India?

Anyone who follows the genetically modified organism (GMO) debate has probably heard the claim that GMO crops, and specifically the inability to save seed and other associated production costs, have ...
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Has European Patent Office granted Monsanto a patent on natural broccoli seeds and florets?

An article on Natural News claims that EPO granted Monsanto a patent on conventionally-bred broccoli, which includes not only broccoli seeds but also the "severed broccoli head" and the ...
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Does Australia label GMO foods?

From a facebook photo What Labeling of US food looks like in Australia... Raw for beauty blog The picture contains a purported list of ingredients for frosting in Australia: INGREDIENTS: ...
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Does Monsanto have a bee patent?

In 2011, Monsanto acquired a company specialised in bees. Claims are circulating on the internet about an alleged Monsanto bee patent. In its most radical form, the claim is: Monsanto is ...
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When fed to rats, does GM Soy cause smaller babies?

I found this image circulating on Facebook: Genetically Modified Food Testicles of a rat fed normal food/FM fed/Normal fed/Monsanto GM fed Laboratoy tests by the Russian National ...
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Can Tifton 85 grass produce cyanide gas?

Today I read something quite unexpected: Preliminary tests revealed the Tifton 85 grass, which has been here for years, had suddenly started producing cyanide gas, poisoning the cattle. [...] ...
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Is GM corn toxic?

According to Vendomois et al, 2009: these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn. Monsanto, the manufacturer of two of the ...
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Are human trials not necessary to determine the safety of genetically modified food?

Naturalnews.com claims that in explaining why Monsanto doesn't run human clinical trials on GM crops on its own website, the company uses 'absurd logic' to justify its stance and makes ...
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Is Genetically Modified food safe to consume?

What's the truth surrounding the popular idea that genetically modified food is dangerous to consume? There's entire websites and institutions dedicated to popularizing the alleged dangers of eating ...
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What risks exist with GMO, but not with selective breeding?

Anytime you hear Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) come up, someone always pipes in that it's perfectly safe because we've been doing it for thousands of years through selective breeding. ...