222. What is Gene-Edited Food? And Should We Be Eating It? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Thinking in English

Apr 5 2023 • 18 mins

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What is gene-edited food? Why is it controversial? And should we be eating it? Let’s discuss this today and learn some new vocabulary at the same time!

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  • Gene (n) - a part of the DNA in a cell that controls the physical development, behaviour, etc. of an individual plant or animal and is passed on from its parents.
  • Resilient (adj) - able to improve quickly after being hurt or being ill.
  • To breed (v) - to keep animals or plants for the purpose of producing young animals or plants, often for chosen qualities.
  • Organism (n) - a single living plant, animal, virus, etc.
  • Mutation (n) - the way in which genes change and produce permanent differences:
  • To exacerbate (v) - to make something that is already bad even worse.
  • Yield (n) - an amount of something positive, such as food or profit, that is produced or supplied.
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