Contrary to national interest, Or hopelessly flawed. Take your pick. Whatever your choice, in what is billed as the Great Talong War, the pros and cons of a controversial eggplant has reached the Supreme Court. The gene of the so-called Bt eggplant has been modified to resist potentially disastrous infestations of the fruit and shoot borer, a major pest of eggplant. It is resistant because of a gene from the common soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis; that’s where the “Bt” term comes from. Like its predecessor the Bt corn, the Bt eggplant has long been the bone of contention between supporters and critics.
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