I eat scorpion (deep fried, on a stick, very yummy).
And I eat cabbage.
But a genetically modified cabbage that produces scorpion poison? That’s my bridge, right there, so no thanks.
Whenever I mention I prefer to eat GMO (genetically modified organisms)-free products, I’m often met with a lot of skepticism. People ask me why genetic manipulation is so different from plants cross-fertilizing or animals cross-breeding.
Well, I just found a perfectly simple answer in a one-minute video.
In short, cross-fertilization, also called allogamy, is the fusion of male and female sex cells from different individuals of the same species. Genetic modification however, often involves artificial insertion of genes from a different species.
As if in nature, a goat would really have an offspring from a spider. Or a mouse from a pig. Or a cabbage from a scorpion…
Judge for yourself:
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Author: Yaisa Nio
Editor: Catherine Monkman