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Activists in UK plan to trash crop experiment

| | May 30, 2012
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For researchers at the UK’s Rothamsted research center, the past few weeks must have felt like a train wreck in slow motion. The team engineered a strain of wheat to carry an enzyme, found in many other plant species, that will produce an aphid-repelling chemical. After what was undoubtedly a lot of time in the lab spent preparing the wheat, the Rothamsted staff was finally ready to test whether their modified wheat actually did what it was supposed to in the field.

View the original article here: Activists in UK plan to trash crop experiment – Ars Technica

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