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Genetically evolved wheat, it's coming!

Luc De Bry luc.de.bry at POPHOST.EUNET.BE
Thu Mar 13 11:28:34 EST 1997

Wheat is today's most important crop of Mankind!...

It is being forced to "molecularly" evolve...

Genetically modified/evolved wheat are coming...

Read on the interactive edition of Wall Street Journal, at
maries/front.htm :

                          Dow Jones Business News -- March 11, 1997
               Novartis Gets Second Patent For Genetically
               Enhanced Wheat

               Dow Jones News Services

               GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Novartis Corp. (NVTSY) received a =
               U.S. patent for genetically enhanced wheat.

               In a press release Tuesday, the Swiss pharmaceutical compa=
ny said the latest
               patent covers a method of introducing genes for improved a=
gronomic traits, such
               as insect or disease resistance, into wheat plants.

               As reported, Novartis received an initial patent for genet=
ically modified wheat in
               January. The technology used in the initial patent is also=
 used to insert new
               genetic traits into wheat.

               Both patents were issued based on biotech research discove=
ries conducted by
               the former Ciba Seeds, which merged with Northrup King Co.=
 in January to
               form Novartis' Novartis Seeds Inc. unit.

                      Copyright =A9 1997 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Ri=
ghts Reserved.

Food scientists' responsibility may now be to develop methods and process=
es to ensure the safety of foods from
crops forced to "molecularly" evolve without choice... =20

Let's think about it!

Enjoy the news,



Luc De Bry, Ph.D.; Head of Research Department; DANONE BISCUITS NORTH
De Beukelaer-Pareinlaan 1; B-2200  Herentals  -  Belgium
Tel. 32 (0)14 241432; Fax 32 (0)14 241025; Email : luc.de.bry at pophost.eun=
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