Genetic modification (GM) isn’t the same thing as selective breeding. GM is also called genetic engineering (GE).
One very awkward name is International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA)! But don’t let that put you off. ISAAA calls itself a ‘not-for-profit international organization that shares the benefits of crop biotechnology to various stakeholders, particularly resource-poor farmers in developing countries.’
Here ISAAA explains what GM is and why it’s a good thing. Still unconvinced? Here ISAAA discusses how people think about agri-biotechnology.
Want to know more? You might choose to follow ISAAA’s blog and its news outlet. I’m watching those and I’ll tell you when stories catch my eye.
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