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Genetically modified crops - February issue

David Kendra dkendra at mr.net
Mon Feb 8 20:16:24 EST 1999


Ben David wrote:

> Maybe in Minnesota..............here's Monsanto's marketing strategy for the rest
> of us (and it's not just Monsanto, there are European biotech firms doing the same
> thing):
>
> Having figured out that it's hard to make money by genetically engineering a more
> disease reistant or higher yielding plant (so-called "input qualities"), Monsanto
> et al are using GM to develop herbicide/plant sets. The result is "Roundup Ready"
> soybeans and other crops.

It is very apparent that you havent bothered to look at the list of traits being field
tested...input traits are right behing herbicide resistance as the most field tested
GM products.

Best regards,
Dave Kendra




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