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The new, weaker potato

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The new, weaker potato

John Tracey | Feb 13, 2001 10:24 AM

According to an article in The Economist, corn, potatoes, and other crops developed in labs are weaker than the real thing.

Brief quote:

"That crop plants do badly in competition with wild species is to be expected ... But it is odd, at first sight, that genetic modification in a laboratory should weaken a plant any more than traditional breeding methods do."

Link: http://www.economist.co.uk/science/di...

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