Quick revision of GM hype - The Guardian (13/9/2006)

Quick revision
John Vidal
Eco-soundings, The Guardian, 13 September 2006

Anyone who believed the hype and imagined that GM was the only way to increase crop yields should consider last week's anouncement by the Egyptian government of their best-ever rice harvest. Farmers using conventional seeds grew a record average of 9.5 tonnes per hectare. Meanwhile, GM giant Monsanto says it wants to get into growing biofuel crops, but has rejected the use of genetic engineering. A spokesman says conventional breeding techniques are "quicker".

For more on these stories see 'World-beating rice yield without GM': http://www.lobbywatch.org/archive2.asp?arcid=7004


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