Argentina’s Drought-Resistant Crop Gene

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.

Argentina Creates Drought-Resistant Gene for Crops
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35 comments

David C.
David C.3 days ago

thanks

Jo Recovering
Jo S.about a year ago

Thanks Chris.

ERIKA SOMLAI
ERIKA SOMLAI2 years ago

thank you

Sadie W.
Sadie W.3 years ago

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...

Jacqueline S.
Jacqueline S.3 years ago

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.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

Well said, Neil.

Neil A.
Neil A.4 years ago

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

Ariel P.
Ariel P.4 years ago

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.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago

thanks

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago

thanks