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Anti-GMO Forces Target New Breeding Techniques Despite Similarities to Conventional Crops

For years, critics of GMOs have focused on the idea that modern technologies have allowed plant breeders to take genetic material from one species and add it to another—adding ‘foreign genes’, they call it.

 

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