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Genetically Modified Foods Group 6
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History Genetic engineering has been dated back to thousands of yrs A major stepping stone in genetic engineering came when James Watson and Francis Crick who cracked the genetic code by identifying the double helix at Cambridge in 1953( http://www.gmcrops.ewebsite.com/articles/history.html ). the early attempts at genetically modified fruit and vegetables were a result of “satisficing”. In 1967 new breed of potatoes called Lenape potato were engineered. Effectiveness was low
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History Cont./Development The emergence of genetically modified fruits and vegetables came about in 1992 Innovation lag 20 plus yrs Self-Enlightened Interest for Corporate Social responsibility Aim to make longer shelf lines, protect against bad weather and insects, etc…
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: -Seedless Watermelon -Soybeans -Corn -Strawberries -Tomatoes USAGE Purpose : -Grow much faster -Drought resistance -Use much less pesticides -Cold resistant They are effective, but not efficient due to how expensive technology for G.M. food is
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