Genetically evolved wheat, it's coming!
Luc De Bry
luc.de.bry at POPHOST.EUNET.BE
Thu Mar 13 11:28:34 EST 1997
Wheat is today's most important crop of Mankind!...
It is being forced to "molecularly" evolve...
Genetically modified/evolved wheat are coming...
Read on the interactive edition of Wall Street Journal, at
Dow Jones Business News -- March 11, 1997
Novartis Gets Second Patent For Genetically
Dow Jones News Services
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Novartis Corp. (NVTSY) received a =
U.S. patent for genetically enhanced wheat.
In a press release Tuesday, the Swiss pharmaceutical compa=
ny said the latest
patent covers a method of introducing genes for improved a=
gronomic traits, such
as insect or disease resistance, into wheat plants.
As reported, Novartis received an initial patent for genet=
ically modified wheat in
January. The technology used in the initial patent is also=
used to insert new
genetic traits into wheat.
Both patents were issued based on biotech research discove=
ries conducted by
the former Ciba Seeds, which merged with Northrup King Co.=
in January to
form Novartis' Novartis Seeds Inc. unit.
Copyright =A9 1997 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Ri=
Food scientists' responsibility may now be to develop methods and process=
es to ensure the safety of foods from
crops forced to "molecularly" evolve without choice... =20
Let's think about it!
Enjoy the news,
Luc De Bry, Ph.D.; Head of Research Department; DANONE BISCUITS NORTH
De Beukelaer-Pareinlaan 1; B-2200 Herentals - Belgium
Tel. 32 (0)14 241432; Fax 32 (0)14 241025; Email : luc.de.bry at pophost.eun=
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