Issue Date: Nov 30, 2009
WHEN plants are genetically modified, there is nothing to ensure that pollen from them would not be carried to their wild kin by pollinators. How the gene, originally introduced into the cultivated plants, settles down in an environment not meant for it requires observation. The gene’s presence in the cultivated plant, too, makes it susceptible to unexpected trouble.
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