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SadArchon18 karma

Have you tried starting up any local seed saving or production of open pollinated seeds that may not have potential for cross contamination?

SadArchon2 karma

Not even close. Not precisely, and not literally. Mendel didnt identify or pick and specific genes. He selected existing phenotypes.

I think you have a fundamental confusion about the language thats being used here

SadArchon-5 karma

You are misusing the word "engineered".

Artificial selection does not directly manipulate the genetics of the plant, only selects the best combination of traits for a desired outcome.

SadArchon-12 karma

no, genetic engineering is the contrived manipulation of genes to create a desired effect

SadArchon-13 karma

that is factually incorrect. artificial selection is not genetic engineering.