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It all began with the American biochemist Paul Berg, often referred to as the "father of genetic engineering." In 1973, Berg developed a method for joining the DNA from two different organisms: a monkey virus known as SV40 and a virus known as lambda phage... A genetically modified organism, or GMO, is an organism that has had its DNA altered or modified in some way through genetic engineering. In most cases, GMOs have been altered with DNA from another organism, be it a bacterium, plant, virus or animal; these organisms are sometimes referred to as "transgenic" organisms. The first genetically modified food approved for release was the Flavr Savr tomato in 1994. Developed by Calgene, it was engineered to have a longer shelf life by inserting an antisense gene that delayed ripening.
In 1994, Calgene, a California company, brought the first genetically engineered crop to market, the Flavr Savr tomato. The company's researchers were able to inhibit a gene that produces a protein that makes a tomato get squishy. This tomato caused an enormous media stir. Later Calgene was bought out by a upcoming company called #Monsanto... In the United States today a huge proportion of the most commonly grown commodity crops are genetically engineered: 95% of the nation's sugar beets, 94% of the soybeans, 90% of the cotton and 88% of the feed corn, according to the 2011 International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications report.
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