Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Note: You can take 10% off all Slashdot Deals with coupon code "slashdot10off." ×

Submission + - GMO Flax ordered destroyed 10 years ago is back->

innocent_white_lamb writes: A genetically modified flax seed that was ordered destroyed ten years ago has mysteriously turned up again in flax crops in Canada, threatening the entire $320 million dollar industry.

Researchers say "It's a situation no one could have foreseen and it's taken everyone by surprise."

The head of the National Farmers Union disagrees. "Myself and others predicted this would happen and that's why we worked to get rid of [it] 10 years ago. If you're going to play around with [genetically modified] crops, once the genie's out of the bottle, once it's in the environment, you can't control it."

With a lovely bit of irony, the genetically modified seed is named Triffid after the flesh-eating plants in John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids novel.

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

GMO Flax ordered destroyed 10 years ago is back

Comments Filter:

[A computer is] like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. -- Joseph Campbell

Working...