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8 Genetically Engineered Foods to Watch For

Tomatoes

What you need to know about these GE foods.

Historically, crops have been genetically tweaked to be herbicide-resistant or insect-resistant, but scientists are stacking traits (where more than one gene has been transferred) to address both pest and weed problems, and are looking at ways to improve the nutritional values of many staple crops. Here’s a closer look at several of the hundred or so genetically engineered foods that have made it, or are about to make it, onto the dinner plate.

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