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While we cannot answer and speak to that specific situation, below is some information we think you might find helpful. There are a couple ways to genetically modify plants. This response explains the different ways plants are modified to produce a GMO. Kevin Folta, Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department at University of Florida, also created a video in this response that explains the difference between GMO cross breeding and cross pollination. ...

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While we cannot speak to that specific situation, here is some more information about GM apples and other crops that are genetically modified. ...

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An "LMO" (Living Modified Organism) is basically a GMO that is alive and capable of passing on its genes to a subsequent generation. In most situations, the terms LMO and GMO are essentially synonymous, but neither term is really used by most biotechnologists! More on that below.  ...

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Biotechnology as a discipline focuses on understanding molecular biology and has applications in medicine/health, environmental science, industrial products and agriculture. Biotechnology is widely used in all these sectors. I will focus my answer on agricultural biotechnology. ...

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GMOs benefit our environment in many ways, as this response explains in great detail. Below are some of the top ways they benefit the environment: ...

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GMO Answers provides the facts that answer questions related to biotechnology, GM crops and agriculture. We work to ensure that the content and answers provided by experts and companies are accurate and therefore do not present opinions about GMOs, simply facts. GMO Answers is a community focused on constructive discussion about GMOs in order to have open conversations about agriculture and GMOs. ...

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We assume your question is about altering plants, not the “planet” – and in terms of plants being altered, humans have been modifying the genetics of plants (and animals) to feed ourselves for thousands of years. For more information on agricultural changes to plants, get to know GMOs and see how food is modified here. And to better understand why GMOs were initially created in agriculture and the evolution of crop modification we encourage you to read more here. ...

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You may have heard about “pink pineapples” (made by Del Monte Fresh Produce) and this article from last year explains more about them and the details/review process surrounding them. ...

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The words “patent” and “monopoly” are often used interchangeably, but legally and practically they are two different things. A monopoly exists, for example, when there is only one source for a commodity product, and no alternative competing products to which purchasers could turn to instead. On the other hand, when there is lively competition between alternative products we don’t normally speak of monopolies. Patented products often compete against other patented...

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“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” Daniel Patrick Moynihan.  ...

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