Gm Plants

A dangerous fallacy has been encouraged by recent discussion of an Opposition discussion paper on revitalising the north of Australia. The fallacy is that for northern prosperity, just add water.

Frank had his 2 and 5, he didn't care what was in them

It is based on a romantic and attractive notion that by reversing a few rivers and building a few dams the factors prohibiting northern development will be washed away.

But that won’t happen unless the crops are suitable for the conditions, and that would involve agricultural bio-technology.

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  • GT Glen says:

    06:52pm | 25/02/13

    AMY797E alpha-amylase protein and the pmi (manA) gene from E. coli, which encodes the enzyme phosphomannose isomerase (a plant selectable marker). The AMY797E alpha-amylase enzyme is a chimeric enzyme derived from three wild-type alpha-amylases from the archael order Thermococcales..There is no need for genetic tampering. E.Coli and other listed pathogenic… Read more »

  • Bazza the Oracle says:

    06:43pm | 25/02/13

    Actually Acotrel I’ve got cleverer things growing in my garden than you. Read more »


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