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Resistance to biotech is robbing consumers of affordable food

| | June 17, 2013
This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation.

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When a farmer discovered biotech wheat on a remote field in eastern Oregon in April, he found the agricultural equivalent of a needle in a haystack – a few stalks amid more than a half-billion acres of wheat planted and harvested in the last dozen years.

The detection made headlines around the world, not merely because the needle was hard to find, but because it wasn’t supposed to exist at all: Genetically modified (GM) wheat was developed, tested and proven safe for human consumption, but it was not commercialized.

Read the full story here: Holding back a bounty of wheat

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