controls of transgenic plants.

S A Croft S.A.Croft at
Thu Oct 17 05:07:39 EST 1996

Can anyone explain why, when there are strict controls upon the release 
of genetically modified organisms into the environment, there is an 
apparent lack of concern about plants containing new/foreign genes 
inserted by conventional breeding methods, such as back-crossing?  
Surely there is as much risk from hybrid plants created by traditional 
techniques as there is from those plants modified using genetic 
engineering, isn't there?
Stuart Croft, University of Sheffield.

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