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Biotechnology is the Science of Miracles

Recognizing that questions are raised about the science surrounding biotechnology, teams of scientists at DuPont have reviewed and summarized scientific information from diverse sources. We encourage you to read about these areas and share your perspective with us.

Food Allergy

Food allergies are relevant to products developed through biotechnology because the improvements often involve adding or changing genes.

 

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Feed and Livestock

Farmers and feed producers seek to understand the nutritional quality of animal feed made from biotech crops.

 

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Gene Flow

DuPont scientists conducted a review of current scientific literature related to gene flow between crop varieties and gene flow from crop to wild relatives.

 

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Herbicide Tolerant Crops and Weed Management

Today growers all over the world minimize the negative impact of weeds by using herbicides and herbicide resistant varieties of most crops.

 

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Horizontal Gene Transfer

Genes move between different species, such as bacteria and plants, through a process unrelated to reproduction that is known as horizontal gene transfer (HGT).

 

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Non-Target Organisms

Assessment of the potential effect of biotech crops and the proteins expressed in transgenic crops to non-target organisms is a critical component of the regulatory review process

 

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