Innovators: Pick of the Crop

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By altering the genetic makeup of plants, scientists are able to protect them against disease and insects, in addition to enabling them to produce crops that are nutritionally superior to unaltered specimens. Innovators: Pick of the Crop explores the ways in which biotechnology is transforming the agricultural industry, finding ways to grow tomatoes for market that are tastier than the ones formerly available. There is controversy surrounding the manipulation of plant genes, as consumers voice their concerns about the safety of these food crops.