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The Future of genetically modified food

China’s GMO Stockpilem

by David Talbot via MIT techreview
With its world-leading research investments and vast size, China will dominate the future of genetically modified food—despite the resistance of its population.  See Full Article via MIT Tech Review.
http://ecoworldreactor.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-gathering-saturnine-live-rocknroll.html





Nobody knows when China will begin deploying its GMO stockpile. But few doubt that at some point the government will decide to plant what it has been developing in its labs.


 


But few doubt that at some point, when costs rise and supply gets tighter, the government will decide it’s time to plant what it has been developing in its labs. And when that happens, given China’s centrally managed economy, farms and families can be expected to adopt the technology quickly. 


“Once the official attitude is changed, everything will be changed very soon,” says Huang. And in the decades to come, if one of the innumerable GMO strains sprouting in the labs of Gao and others should help get the nation through a mega-drought or pronounced heat wave, that fix might well seem museum-worthy to future curators of Chinese agricultural history.






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