Archive for May 3rd, 2007

Understanding Genetic Modification

The technology behind genetic modification makes it possible for scientists to tailor or design organisms to acquire additional benefits and make a modified organism even more productive. This has already been applied to a number of plants today, most notably the genetically modified tomato, designed to have a longer shelf life as well as acquire a better taste. Animal breeding today has benefited a lot from advances in genetic modification research. Genetic modification even has become an impor…