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GM Wheat Seeks New Opportunities
Jamais Cascio, 11 May 04

...because it won't be putting down roots any time soon. In what is widely considered a win for anti-GMO activists, Monsanto has decided not to push its new genetically-modified wheat strains. We applaud the decision, but would encourage Monsanto to look at this as an opportunity to do some real testing on the GM wheat, over an extended period. There may come a time that climate change requires that we modify our agricultural products to be able to survive, and good, long-term testing will go a long way towards making sure that we don't just take short-term solutions with long-term consequences.

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Meanwhile Switzerland-based Syngenta AG has announced that it is moving ahead with its own GM products despite the Monsanto setback...


Posted by: Richard Kahn on 12 May 04



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