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Genetically Modified Organisms

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Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, provide all of the following advantages EXCEPT

A

farmers can apply less pesticide to crops because plants can be genetically modified to resist pests.

B

plants can be engineered to resist viruses, increasing yields in areas where viral infections rates are high.

C

plants can be bred to tolerate common herbicides, like glyphosate, so fields can be sprayed with this substance which kills weeds and leaves crops intact.

D

the use of genetically modified organisms can prevent pests from developing resistance.

E

genetically modified organisms can be engineered to produce needed vitamins, reducing malnutrition in areas where food resources are limited.