Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering,

also known as genetic modification or GM technology, is a powerful and innovative field of biotechnology that involves manipulating an organism’s DNA to achieve specific traits or characteristics. In the context of agriculture, genetic engineering plays a pivotal role in crop improvement, livestock breeding, and overall food production.

Genetic engineers use various techniques to alter an organism’s genetic makeup, either by introducing genes from another organism or by modifying existing genes within the same organism. This precise control over genetic material allows scientists to enhance desirable traits, such as crop resistance to pests, increased yield, or improved nutritional content.