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GMO's--Genetically Modified Organism's
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Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This technology merges DNA from different species, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not otherwise occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.  GMO plants are often created with the intent of being herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant. Some have had the opposite effect, requiring increased chemical herbicides and creating an imbalance among other species in the ecosystem.
According to the USDA, American farmers have adopted genetically engineered (GE) crops widely since their commercial introduction in 1996, despite uncertainty about consumer acceptance and economic and environmental impacts. In terms of share of planted acres, soybeans and cotton have been the most widely adopted GE crops in the U.S., followed by corn.  (Source:  US Dept. of Agriculture).   Read more... 

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