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Clinton Backs Biotechnology
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:33 AM CDT

SAN DIEGO (DTN) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed enthusiasm for biotech seeds here Wednesday but told members of the Biotechnology Industry Organization they should promote the characteristics of genetically modified seeds rather than use the term "genetically modified" if they want the seeds accepted.

"'Genetically modified' sounds Frankensteinish -- drought resistant sounds like something you'd want," Clinton said in a paid speech to BIO's annual meeting, which attracts scientists, executives and investors from around the world.

The manufacturers of biotech seeds should "be more careful so you don't raise that red flag immediately," Clinton told BIO CEO Jim Greenwood on ...

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