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Anti genetically modified wheat protest in Hertfordshire, UK

bbc.co.uk (2012) BBC News - Anti-GM wheat protest halted by police. [online] Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18224637 [Accessed: 27 May 2012].

According to the United Nations, the world population reached 7 Billion on October 31, 2011.  However, the US Census Bureau estimates that the 7 billion mark was only reached on March 12, 2012.  Is it possible to feed such a high and increasing world population using traditional, organic, farming methods and "conventional" plant and animal species?  Why is there an opposition to genetically modified (GM) plant and animal?  After all, haven't many of the plant and animal species used for food today been 'genetically altered' through selective breeding?

Learn about the difference between selective breeding and transgenics by watching the video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDrma6ey1Y4

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