Of Spuds and Slingshots | GenomeWeb

Here's a cheery article from the UK's Guardian about an impending battle over genetically modified crops. Ag company BASF is preparing to plant a field of GM potatoes, and the article says "a group of anti-GM campaigners" has already pledged to prevent that from happening. The company tried something similar last year and opponents ripped up the crop "in an overnight raid."

 

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