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GMO Vocabulary

Vocabulary regarding genetically modified organisms/food.
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Genetically Modified Food
crop plants created for consumption that have been modified in a laboratory
Genetic engineering
Making changes in the DNA code of a living organism
Selective breeding
The breeding of animals or plants that have desirable characteristics
Genome
All of an organism's hereditary information
Modification
Change in an organism caused by environmental factors
GRAS
Acronym for Generally Recognized As Safe
Cross Breeding
Reproduction between two different species to create a new one
Gene Splicing
cutting the DNA of a gene to add base pairs
Gene transfer
The insertion of one organism's genetic information in the form of DNA into another organism
Biotechnology
The use of living things and technology to make products