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Old 11-10-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Spontaneous GMOs in nature: Researchers show how a genetically modified plant can come about

Genetically modified plants can come about by natural means. A research group at Lund University in Sweden has described the details of such an event among higher plants. It is likely that the gene transfer was mediated by a parasite or a pathogen.

The debate over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is heated. One of the arguments against them is that it is unnatural to mix genes from different species. However, research in Lund, Sweden, shows that genetic modification can take place naturally among wild plants.
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Yeah, but.....

Isn't the crux of the argument about WHO is designing the genetic sport or mutation?

Naturally occuring mutations and sports are not done for profit.

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I trust nature's selection techniques. Time will eliminate the ones that aren't a good idea.
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Also a natural mutation is unlikely to populate a whole cornfield plus the neighbor's fields with cloned individuals.
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