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Scientist: Biotech crop tools mimic workings of nature

The National Academy of Sciences has found that concerns are growing about biotech crops, but genetic engineering of crops is simply a way of copying natural processes that have always shaped species, says Asheville, N.C.-based agriculture scientist and educator Jack Britt. "The same organism that is used by scientists to move genes into corn, soybeans, papaya, canola, alfalfa and other [biotech] crops has been moving genes across species naturally for a long time," Britt said.

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