Spread of genes from GM rice ‘unavoidable but slow’

By Li Jiao

The spread of genes from genetically modified (GM) crops to neighboring wild plants, although inevitable, may not happen as quickly as feared, according to a study conducted in Chinese rice fields.

GM crop genes, such as those designed for insect resistance, can spread through cross-pollination with wild plants surrounding farmers’ fields — an issue considered to be of major environmental concern, as little is known of the ecological consequences of such gene spread….>>Read More<<

Source and Photo: SciDev NET, August 22nd, 2012
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