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Genetic Engineering
Uses enzymes to cut and paste genes.
Useful gene
This is cut out of a chromosome and put into a ring of plasmid DNA
Golden Rice
A variety of genetically modified rice. This is high in vitamin A.
Human insulin
This gene can be inserted into a bacteria to cheaply produce this, and treat diabetes.
Crop yield
Can be increased by making crops resistant to herbicides so that the rest of the field can be sprayed but the modified crops are left.
Biodiversity
Some people say this is reduced when GM crops are planted.
Safety
Some people worry about this in GM crops.