Genetically modified (GM) food is a huge topic. From ethical, environmental, moral, political and health standpoints, there are numerous factors that raise more questions than they do answers.
Genetic selection or modification has been done for centuries. Farmers have altered the genes of animals and food crops through crossbreeding over generations. Farmers would attempt to cross-pollinate with the intent that the strongest and best traits would live on. This included selecting plants and crops that were the most disease resistant, drought resistant and had the highest yields.
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