GM 2.0: A new kind of wheat

The Independent – The world’s first genetically modified crop that has been deliberately engineered to emit a repellent-smelling substance against insect pests is now growing in a small patch of land in the Hertfordshire countryside. Scientists have created the “whiffy” wheat in an effort to combat aphid attacks that can cause upwards of £120m of damage each year to the UK’s most important cereal crop, which has an annual value of £1.2bn – and rising……. >>Read More<<.

Source and Photo: The Independent, March 29th, 2012
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