Class Notes and Handouts for
Plant Biology 102

Plants, People and the Environment

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Lecture 20. Modern alchemy: Biotechnology.

The impact of genetic engineering can be both positive and negative. For a look at the positive issues read some of these articles: Transgenic plant tests underway in Elora and Calgene's Flavr Savr tomato.

Now, for a look at some of the negative issues: Genetic Engineering May Create Superweeds, Campaign to ban genetically engineered foods and Europe battles against US soybean producers.

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