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Genetically modified sweetcorn. Conceptual image of plastic figures wearing protective suits, standing on a piece of sweetcorn. This represents genetic modification (GM) of food. GM is the controversial process of manipulating genes in an organism to produce genetic characteristics that are favourable. For example, in the case of food, increasing shelf life or size (seen here).
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