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What do you know about GMOs? Take the GMO quiz

Local activist Kalli Smith energizes a crowd of more than 150 protestors in downtown Wilmington, N. C., as part of a worldwide protest against Monsanto and GMOs in May 2013. (Jeff Janowski/AP Photo/The Star-News)

GMOs are a controversial subject worldwide, and the debate about their safety and value is rife. Proponents of GMOs argue that the products are not only safe but also offer long-term, sustainable solutions to world hunger. At the same time, critics say that GMOs are subjected to too little government oversight and pose risks to human health and to the environment, while also failing to deliver on hopes for alleviating world hunger. How much do you know about GMOs?

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1. Which of these animals has been genetically engineered to grow faster, becoming the first animal to be modified specially for human consumption?

The FDA is the weighing the approval of AquAdvantage transgenic salmon, the first genetically modified animal intended for the dinner table. The modified Atlantic salmon includes growth hormone genes from a Pacific salmon and an eelpout’s anti-freeze genes and grows at twice the normal rate of an Atlantic salmon.

The FDA is the weighing the approval of AquAdvantage transgenic salmon, the first genetically modified animal intended for the dinner table. The modified Atlantic salmon includes growth hormone genes from a Pacific salmon and an eelpout’s anti-freeze genes and grows at twice the normal rate of an Atlantic salmon.

The FDA is the weighing the approval of AquAdvantage transgenic salmon, the first genetically modified animal intended for the dinner table. The modified Atlantic salmon includes growth hormone genes from a Pacific salmon and an eelpout’s anti-freeze genes and grows at twice the normal rate of an Atlantic salmon.

The FDA is the weighing the approval of AquAdvantage transgenic salmon, the first genetically modified animal intended for the dinner table. The modified Atlantic salmon includes growth hormone genes from a Pacific salmon and an eelpout’s anti-freeze genes and grows at twice the normal rate of an Atlantic salmon.

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Salmon

 

Pigs

 

Lobster

 

Chickens

 
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