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Islander
05-31-11, 07:23 PM
Ben Cubby
May 28, 2011

AUSTRALIA'S first trial of genetically modified wheat and barley has begun near Narrabri in NSW, with the ultimate goal of producing more nutritious bread.
But details of how exactly the genes were altered remain secret. The CSIRO, which is running the three-year experiment, said the various gene combinations in the trial were subject to commercial-in-confidence agreements to protect the interests of various government research agencies and a US company, Arcadia Biosciences.
The trial has been criticised by environment groups and some organic farmers, who say there is no known way to stop the altered wheat and barley from mixing with natural strains and ''contaminating'' a swathe of Australia's wheat crop.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/gm-wheat-trial-begins-amid-secrecy-20110527-1f8hl.html#ixzz1NyXEcunZ

Julieanne
06-01-11, 03:29 AM
Bugger!! ( Am I allowed to say that here? ) This is so short sighted, when Europe is refusing to buy GMO crops.

Islander
06-01-11, 08:08 AM
Bugger!! ( Am I allowed to say that here? ) This is so short sighted, when Europe is refusing to buy GMO crops.
Julianne, there are no language police here. Although 4-letter and 12-letter words border on the tasteless and suggest a lack of imagination, you may say bugger...or even, Sod off, you wanker! with impunity.