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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): Online Resources

Stay informed. Learn what GMOs are, what laws regulate them, and why this is an issue that you should be concerned about.

Reference Resources

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic

Search for: GMOs

*Good starting point. Comprehensive overview of the entire topic and links to other keywords related to GMOs. Cites itself.

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Cisgenic plants


Genetically modified crops

Genetically modified food

Genetically modified organisms

Transgenic plants

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