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Genetically modified carrot. Conceptual image of plastic figures sitting on a carrot. 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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