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(BBC)   British agricultural scientists go with the grain to create new wheat with 30% higher productivity. I'm super-cereal   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, genetic modifications, agricultural scientist, embryo transfers  
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857 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 May 2013 at 2:47 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-13 02:04:22 AM  
5 votes:
I'm pretty sure that's a Russian invention.
2013-05-13 02:31:05 AM  
4 votes:
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2013-05-13 05:09:24 AM  
3 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: I'm pretty sure that's a Russian inwention.

2013-05-13 09:57:26 AM  
1 vote:

Stone Meadow: FTFA: The process required no genetic modification of the crops.

Bullshiat...this is EXACTLY what they did to breed this new plant. It wouldn't involve genetic modification if they'd discovered that adding, say additional minerals to the growing soil would increase productivity by 30%. But they didn't do that. Instead they played around with its genetics...they MODIFIED gain the productivity, same as farmers have been doing for eons.

What they didn't do is add sea slug genes, or genes from the bladderwort or other unrelated plant to a pre-existing genome. But to claim they didn't do any genetic modification is a bald faced lie.

When they say GM, they mean targeted acting factors, usually introduced through biolistic, agrobacterium mediated vectors.

What happened here was not GM. They basically just made wheat marry it's great great great grandparent and have disgusting little wheat babies.
2013-05-13 09:24:12 AM  
1 vote:

miss diminutive: JasonOfOrillia: miss diminutive: I'll trade them a brick and two wood for it.

Cities and Knights of Catan?

Two wool and some ore says you're right.

Ores often agree with you just to snag you as a customer.
2013-05-13 08:33:25 AM  
1 vote:
Build a granary, noobs.
2013-05-13 07:17:55 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-05-13 03:04:02 AM  
1 vote:
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?
2013-05-13 02:06:53 AM  
1 vote:
I'll trade them a brick and two wood for it.
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