Bioethics Briefing No 2:Crop plant genetic modification

This resource comprises a series of briefings and is part of the Bioethics Bytes website.This is the second in the series of briefings and was written by John Bryant (University of Exeter).

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This issue covers the background in selective plant breeding over the centuries and then describes the more recent advances and the introduction of genetically modified crops. The intrinsic objections, safety concerns (such as containment and good safety), sociopolitical concerns and other wider global issues are also covered.

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