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Argentina’s Drought-Resistant Crop Gene

Argentina Creates Drought-Resistant Gene for Crops
Science News by NewsLook

Argentina’s farmers cannot roll back climate change - but with a new biotech advance which allows crops to survive in hot, dry climes, they may not need to. One team has found that transferring a sunflower gene into cereal crops like corn and soy can help them to survive longer without water, and even make them more productive. The discovery is being touted as Argentina’s next genetically modified “miracle” — for better and for worse. Richard Beatson via Flickr.

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4:18AM PST on Jan 30, 2014

thank you

12:47PM PST on Feb 8, 2013

Just because people have been eating gmo's for years Does Not mean they are safe let alone healthy to consume. America has not required nor allowed the research needed to determine if gmo's are safe. Many other countries have done the research, discovering cancerous tumors and many other possible side-effects so then the use of gmo's in crops was banned... Russia and Peru are just 2 examples, check into it...

12:42PM PST on Feb 8, 2013

Kudos Heidi! People need to realize that all GMO are not bad. If they only investigated further they would realize they have consumed many for years.

7:43AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

Well said, Neil.

7:25AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

Well perhaps not so bad as Monsantos horrors????????????????????? but they must be very careful.

7:49PM PDT on May 28, 2012

FYI, corn or maize is not a natural plant, maize did not exist until the Indians of Mesoamerica were able to breed two species of plants. Corn is a hybrid, and look at how important it has become, the most widely grown grain crop in the Americas.

The reality is that humans have been breeding, altering crops, animals and most life forms for thousands of years. The issue is the use of chemicals in these processes that have a negative impact on our health and the environment, in my opinion.

10:27AM PDT on May 28, 2012


10:26AM PDT on May 28, 2012


1:08AM PDT on May 26, 2012

Well at least its(the gene transfer) with a plant and not a bacteria or insect.

9:05PM PDT on May 23, 2012

thank you.

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