To consider cross breeding the same as genetic engineering is fraudulent. A GE process can create tobacco that glows with genes from a firefly. When you can do that with cross breeding, you let me know.
posted on 11/13/2003 3:14:13 PM PST
>To consider cross breeding the same as genetic engineering is fraudulent.
Really, it's not. The goal of cross breeding is to keep genetic traits one wants to perpetuate in future generations, and eleiminate un-desired genetic traits from future generations - how is that not genetic engineering?
>>When you can do that with cross breeding, you let me know.
Given enough time, it can happen. Genetic Modification via cross breeding is very, very slow.
posted on 11/13/2003 3:31:39 PM PST
by Keith in Iowa
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Transgenic mutation, just like that used in GM crops, occurs naturally. From bacteria to plant.
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