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What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chicken or cattles raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector. Browse the categories below to learn more!

What are GMOs

What are GMOs

The genetics of virtually all plant-based food we eat today have been modified over time, so the term “GMO” could technically apply to all of them.


 

References

Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science Volume 149, 2017, Pages 1-26, Chapter One - Genome Engineering and Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges

(Nicholas J.Baltes, JavierGil-Humanes, Daniel F.Voytas ) Retrieved: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877117317300431

Cisgenic plants are similar to traditionally bred plants: International regulations for genetically modified organisms should be altered to exempt cisgenesis (Henk J Schouten, Frans A Krens, and Evert Jacobsen) Retrieved: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1525145/

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Gene Silencing, 2001 (W.Filipowicz J.Paszkowski)
Retrieved: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B0122270800016852

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry (NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Please say no to “GMO” (Dr. Kevin Folta on Medium)

What consumers don’t know about genetically modified food, and how that affects beliefs (The FASEB Journal)

The genome of cultivated sweet potato contains Agrobacterium T-DNAs with expressed genes: An example of a naturally transgenic food crop (PNAS)

10 Amazing GMOs (Dr. Carol Lynn Curchoe on Medium)

Losses due to pests (Institute for Plant Diseases, Germany)

Crop losses from pests (Journal of Agricultural Science)

Wait nearly over for Golden Rice (United News of Bangladesh)

Golden Rice moving forward in Philippines (Cornell Alliance for Science)

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