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Proposal to modify plants revives GMO debate

PRECISION BREEDING: The researchers wrote that in the US and Canada, non-GMO foods are prohibited from having genes that could not have occurred in nature in that plant.

New York

WHAT'S in a name? A lot, if the name is genetically modified organism, or GMO, which many people are dead set against.

But what if scientists used the precise techniques of today's molecular biology to give back to plants genes that had long ago been bred out of them? And