Controversy about GE foods?

Genetic engineering (GE) is a laboratory technique that transfers genetic material from one organism to a different organism. Agricultural GE may be used when a gene for a desired trait is not available in the plant's gene pool or cannot be transferred through sexual reproduction. Current technology limits use to traits that are due to a single gene.

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Questions to think about To dig deeper page about other applications of biotechnology Even technologies that are great can have a bad side. People wonder if GE foods will have negative long-term effects. They would like to see more research before these foods are grown or sold. Look at some of the questions people are asking about GE foods to see what you think.