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Genetically engineered sweetcorn.Conceptual image of a scientist injecting sweet corn with a syringe, representing food biotechnology. Genetic engineering of plants involves altering their DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) by adding genes from another organism. 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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