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We Need to Know More About the Risks of GMOs

Do Now Round-Ups | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need to Know More About the Risks of GMOs

There is nothing like sinking your teeth into a juicy orange straight from the grove. What happens, however, when the supply of oranges starts to disappear? For the past couple of weeks, students debated about possible solutions to saving the fruit in our #DoNowOranges post. We asked students, As Florida’s orange production diminishes due to citrus greening disease, do you think genetic modification of citrus trees is a good step towards a solution? Why or why not?

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Should Citrus Trees be Genetically Engineered to Save Florida’s Oranges?

Do Now | January 22, 2014 | 31 Comments

Should Citrus Trees be Genetically Engineered to Save Florida’s Oranges?

Florida is a state that prides itself on its oranges, producing more than 80% of our country’s orange juice. However, that status has been under serious threat. Do you think genetic modification of citrus trees is a good step towards a solution?

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