Where in the world are GMOs?

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The following is an editorial summary.

Genetically modified organisms are a widespread technology. Don’t believe me? See for yourself on this handy Google Map. Put together by the folks at  KQED Science (QUEST), this Google map provides virtual push-pins and short summaries of all the major GM crops and animals in development around the world.

Some notable entries include the fast-growing AquAdvantage salmon, vitamin-enhanced Golden rice, and the nearly-extinct American chestnut.

Don’t take our word for it: play around with the map to get a sense of just how widespread and varied the genetically modified menagerie is.

View the map here: Genetically Engineered Foods in the Pipeline

View KQED Science’s GMO special: “Next Meal”

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