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GMO Flax ordered destroyed 10 years ago is back

innocent_white_lamb (151825) writes | more than 4 years ago

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innocent_white_lamb (151825) 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."

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