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Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri May 1, 2015 10:46 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

SWEET POTATOES PROVE A "NATURAL" GMO

The humble sweet potato could turn the debate over genetically engineered (GE) food on its head. Scientists from the University of Ghent and the International Potato Center made a startling discovery while perusing the spud's genome for viral diseases. It turns out sweet potatoes from all over the world are harboring genes from Agrobacterium, the soil bacterium whose gene transmission abilities have made it a favored method for genetically engineering crops by inserting new ...

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