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Monsanto Reports Lower Profits But Acquires New Technology In Shift Away From Current GMO Methods (Crispr)

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 Cinnamon    28,897


The primary reason the Broad Institute has limited the use of CRISPR technology is because even though it is known to be very precise, many experts in the field have concluded that the technology can be potentially dangerous. CRISPR is considered to be more accurate for achieving specific genetic modifications by using targeted enzymes and small units of the desired genetic strands to replace traits in the primary organism; however, the side effects are not as easily controlled. Many of the same concerns about current GMO crop technology are the same for CRISPR as it relates to agriculture, primarily the transfer of genetic material to other species with unknown effects. CRISPR differs from current GMO technology in that it targets specific sites while GMOs are produced by injecting specific genes from other organisms at random sites in the host crop’s genome.



Sure. Make us into guinea pigs again, I guess we're squealing too loud about their current killer crops! 

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