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Fraley Carries Biotech Flag
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:17 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Once an Illinois farm kid, scientist Dr. Robert Fraley said he was naturally drawn to thinking about the idea of applying biotechnology to crops.

Three decades after Fraley's initial breakthrough in developing the first transgenic plants, commodity agriculture has been redeveloped around biotech crops. Biotech varieties make up 90% or more of the corn, cotton, soybeans and sugar beet crops in the United States.

"If I could have imagined we would have seen the prolific adoption of the technology we've seen today, if you would have told me this technology would be planted in 30 countries on ...

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