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Kids can detect the darkest corners of the sun method after which transcend them with a visit during the largest, Baddest publication of house. Readers will study the secrets and techniques of the most important planets, get to understand flying house rocks, wander away in colossal black holes, move on an outer house exploration and extra. Aligned to universal middle criteria and correlated to nation criteria. tremendous Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.

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One day, slaughtering an animal may not be a prerequisite for consuming a steak or a chicken nugget. Some scientists are working to bypass the animal altogether and grow meat in vats. Morris Benjaminson, a biology professor at Touro College in New York, has extracted stem cells from fish embryos and chemically induced them to become muscle cells that look and taste like fish fillets. He foresees the day that chicken breasts 35 36 GENETIC ENGINEERING will be mass-produced without the chickens and filet mignon produced without the steer.

The passionate objection to genetically engineered foods may be showing signs of softening, and science and politics are only partly responsible. As food and energy prices rise, many countries can no longer afford the luxury of boycotting products that contain GMOs. When leaders must decide between philosophical objections and real hunger, their choices are limited. SOLUTION FOR THE FOOD CRISIS “The food crisis is much in the news. C. Doug Gurian-Sherman, “Genetic Engineering—a Crop of Hyperbole,” San Diego UnionTribune, June 18, 2008, p.

Quoted in Chris Ladd, “10 Big Questions for Maverick Geneticist J. Craig Venter on America’s Energy Future,” Popular Mechanics, July 30, 2008. html. 59 60 GENETIC ENGINEERING forests filled with drooping trees that have cross-pollinated with lignin-deficient plants. A GENETIC VISIONARY “Utilizing biology we have the ability to address every area of our lives—from medical treatment, to renewable sources of fuels. ” —J. Craig Venter, geneticist. J. Craig Venter, “Taking Control of Biology,” San Diego Union-Tribune, June 20, 2008.

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