Believe it or not, GM was once considered Green tech

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A Indian chef wearing a hat against genetically genetically modified food. via AFP/Sajjad Hussain/Getty Images

In 1952, a young American researcher named Norman Borlaug literally bred a revolutionary idea that would come to transform agriculture, save many millions of the world’s poorest people from starvation, and energize struggling Third World economies.

Working on a project jointly sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and Mexican government, Borlaug began crossing samples of a fungi-resistant variety of wheat he had developed with a sturdy dwarf variety of wheat called “Norin 10.”

Read the full, original story here: “The Greening And Un-Greening Of Genetically-Improved Food”

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