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DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is the name of the macro molecule that harbours the genetic information of living organisms. It is composed of only four different...

Biotechnology integrates scientific and engineering principles with utility considerations to develop and improve the products and processes of living...

Genetic Modification (GM) or genetic engineering (GE) is the direct, non-sexual transfer of genetic material to an organism in order to add or change a genetic trait..

A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is a living organism identical to its conventional counterpart except for the addition of one or two extra genetic traits...

In short, because it is a very powerful technology with great potential benefits, which can be applied safely and sustainably.

GM technology has been used over the past 3 decades to produce widely different products such as medicines, industrial chemicals and crops.

Allergen: A foreign substance that causes an allergic reaction. Allergens are all around us and are often proteins or chemical compounds presented to the body through touch, ingestion and/or inhalation.

Reliable biosafety/sustainability data and rigorous risk analyses are critical to ensure the development of safe, sustainable GM products. It therefore comes as no surprise that these data and analyses are often disputed in anti-GM messaging.

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