Genetic Engineering Paper 2

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Have you ever walked down the aisle in the grocery store and looked at the ingredients in what you’re buying? Nowadays, most foods contain ingredients that were genetically engineered. Webster’s definition of genetic engineering (GE) is “the group of applied techniques of genetics and biotechnology used to cut up and join together genetic material, especially DNA, from one or more species of organism and to introduce the result into an organism in order to change one or more of its characteristics.” Basically, that means that genetic engineering is when you take a part of one organism and give that part to another organism to make it better. Genetic engineering is based on the term transformation which is the transfer of genetic material from one organism to another organism. Foods containing genetically altered ingredients are showing up on grocery store shelves all around the United States. More scientists and farmers are using genetically altered seeds to have larger and more abundant crops. There are many ways to use genetic engineering when dealing with crops. For example, a certain anti-freeze gene found in flounders is put into genetically engineered tomatoes. This greatly enhances tomatoes crops,
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