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Genetically engineered tomato. Conceptual image of a scientist injecting a tomato with a syringe representing food biotechnology. Genetic engineering of plants involves altering their DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), which controls every part of an organism's growth and development. Traits such as resistance to diseases and pesticides can be introduced to the plant, which may save time and money during cultivation and harvesting.
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