Way #1 Transfer the selected genes between the species by attaching the transgene and other necessary genes to transfer a plasmid. The transfer plasmid is then made in a test tube and inserted into the bacteria After the transfer plasmid is inside the host, it releases the plasmid. The host cells DNA takes in the information.
Way #2 The transgene copies and the associated genes are painted onto microscopic metal particles. The microscopic particles are shot into the nucleus of the host cell with a “gene gun.” After the tiny metal particles enter the plant cell’s nucleus the transgenic DNA inserts itself into the host DNA.
Reduce the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer Improve the use of available land Produce future specialty crops Health benefits: increased levels of antioxidants and vitamin C Last longer, and is tougher (ie: Tomato)
Costs more Might be awhile before sold on the market Questionable about health affects Environmental risks Allergic reactions Reduction in crop diversity