Could the world love pesticide-free GM crops?

| | August 20, 2013
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For many consumers, GMOs are a no-go.

But, what about GMO seeds that could radically reduce the use of pesticides, and help farmers in developing countries? Would that shift the perception of genetically modified organisms? These are the sorts of issues biochemist and molecular biologist Diana Horvath, PhD, thinks about a lot.

In this month’s Science Magazine, Horvath co-authored an article titled, “Pivoting the Plant Immune System from Dissection to Deployment,” part of the magazine’s special pesticide section. The piece examines a side of GMOs that isn’t as well-known as RoundUp Ready soy: Plants that are engineered to fight disease on their own.

Read the full, original story here: “Could the World Love Pesticide-Free GMOs?

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