May 24, 2016 | Jon Farrow

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a hot-button issue. According to the headlines, they'll either destroy the environment or solve world hunger. But I usually keep out of the debate because I feel like I don't know enough.

Current European regulation of GMOs is strict, but influential British scientists say they want to loosen the rules and have released a 'fact-based guide' to help non-experts like me understand GMOs. Not everyone thinks it's a neutral guide, but I'm just glad I have a way to participate in the debate.

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There is currently only one commercial GM plant allowed to be grown in Europe: an insect-resistant variety of corn.

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