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Is there anyway that we can ensure the safety of genetically modified crops, while increasing the amount of nutrients for example protein or vitamins?
Question Date: 2009-05-20
Answer 1:

I believe that genetic variation of crops is important in order to avoid mass destruction of crops if a particular bug or disease attacks one type of crop. That's really the only safety issue I'm concerned with regarding genetically modified foods. If genetic modification can give greater crop yields, increase nutrients or provide other benefits, I'm all for it.

Answer 2:

There are a lot of people looking for one, but they either haven't found it yet, or there is some commercial reason why it hasn't been put into practice.

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