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Smart Breeding and Green Biotech
Alex Steffen, 29 Apr 04

Ally Dick Manning has written a provocative piece on the agricultural future of green biotechnology

"...the quest for a longer-lasting tomato didn't end there. As the Flavr Savr was stumbling (Monsanto eventually abandoned it), Israeli scientist Nachum Kedar was quietly bringing a natural version to market. By crossbreeding beefsteak tomatoes, Kedar had arrived at a savory, high-yield fruit that would ripen on the vine and remain firm in transit. He found a marketing partner, which licensed the tomato and flooded the US market without any PR problems. The vine-ripened hybrid, now grown and sold worldwide under several brand names, owes its existence to Kedar's knowledge of the tomato genome. He didn't use genetic engineering. His fruit emerged from a process that's both more sophisticated and far less controversial.

"Welcome to the world of smart breeding."

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that is not the right link.


Posted by: rebecca blood on 29 Apr 04

Problem fixed. Thanks!


Posted by: Alex Steffen on 29 Apr 04



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