GMO Open Forum

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GMO Open Forum

Background

  • WHAT IS A GMO? According to the World Health Organization, Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs) are "organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in such a way that does not occur naturally." This technology is also referred to as "genetic engineering", "biotechnology" or "recombinant DNA technology" and consists of randomly inserting genetic fragments of DNA from one organism to another, usually from a different species. For example, an artificial combination of genes that includes a gene to produce the pesticide Cry 1 Ab protein (commonly known as Bt toxin), originally found in Bacillus thuringiensis, is inserted in to the DNA of corn randomly. Both the location of the transferred gene sequence in the corn DNA and the consequences of the insertion differ with each insertion. The plant cells that have taken up the inserted gene are then grown in a lab using tissue culture and/or nutrient medium that allows them to develop into plants that are used to grow GM food crops.

Direct Resources

Very frequently, documents and papers are posted in Facebook threads. It is easy to lose track of these within the threads because Facebook does not provide any means to organize. Therefore, we have established this page to allow these items to be organized.
  • Gmo Resources - This page will be the master page for recording these items. Also see the "Submitted Media" below.

Interesting Facebook Threads

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General reviews

Reliability of Modern Science in Corporate World

Specific studies, herbicides, scientific questions, etc.

Regulation and Testing

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Project Form edit
Project Name GMO Open Forum
Project Description Discuss and understand implications of GMO technology
Project Founder Ray Lutz
Project Curator Ray Lutz
Project Type Issue Oversight
Project Parents
Related Keywords Gmo Open Forum, March Against Monsanto
Project Status Active
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Forum Link https://www.facebook.com/groups/gmoopenforum/
List Serve Topic Stop Gmo List

Project Form edit

Project Name GMO Open Forum
Project Description Discuss and understand implications of GMO technology
Project Founder Ray Lutz
Project Curator Ray Lutz
Project Type Issue Oversight
Project Parents
Related Keywords Gmo Open Forum, March Against Monsanto
Project Status Active
Thumbnail Link
Forum Link https://www.facebook.com/groups/gmoopenforum/
List Serve Topic Stop Gmo List
Topic revision: r11 - 2017-08-08, RaymondLutz
 

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