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(BBC)   British agricultural scientists go with the grain to create new wheat with 30% higher productivity. I'm super-cereal   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 57
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2013-05-13 02:03:43 PM

MindStalker: Actually if you read the article its not GMO. The simply mated the crop with an ancient strand.


And how is that not genetic manipulation?
 
2013-05-13 02:15:05 PM
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/Also unimpressed
 
2013-05-13 02:23:32 PM

theorellior: Kinek: Along with this, wheat doesn't have near the funding that most of the other major crops do.

That's weird. It's one of the Big Three. Is it because it's as complicated as you say, so no one wants to touch it?


I don't know the politics behind the funding. It has decent funding, but it's had to rely on more public funding than the other majors. But yes, because of the complexity, it's only recently become feasible to start actually getting the full sequence. Though with sequencing beating Moore's law, I'm sure someone will come up with something. Genetics moves quickly.
 
2013-05-13 02:40:09 PM
It promises only limited sterility and very small tumors, barely bigger than a hotdog
 
2013-05-13 03:02:48 PM
what about Gluten content?
 
2013-05-13 03:36:01 PM

Meatybrain: Where, oh where is the flatulently listless anti-gluten crowd, deafening us with their whining about how even the thought of grain makes their villi die off faster than orphans in Thatcher's Britain and how terrible are we to force them to live in such a gruel, wheaty world?


I should feed the three generations of celiacs in my family a fark-load of bread and send them to your house to see how well your plumbing works.
 
2013-05-13 08:00:06 PM
Am I regular? Hell... I'm nearly unstoppable!
 
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