Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Blight-resistant potatoes

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found a gene in a Mexican variety of potato that makes the plant resistant to late blight, and believe they have successfully modified commercial varieties to include this gene, removing the need for fungicides.

Which only shows that GM does not have to involve putting fish genes in tomatoes, an example I'm getting rather bored of hearing from environmentalists. Bet they still find a reason for objecting to it, though...

GM potato is 'blight resistant', BBC News, 15 July 2003


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