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Advocating for Biotech Wheat
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:56 AM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Wheat scientists and breeders at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue on Friday pushed for more research programs for the crop and stressed that genetic engineering will be needed to grow more wheat in the future.

One of the final panel discussions at the weeklong symposium tackled wheat production and rust diseases that plague the crop globally. The panel was reflective of the core of Nobel Prize laureate Norman Borlaug's life's work to breed more disease-resistant and higher-yielding varieties of wheat in developing countries. Borlaug helped end some of the scientific complacency in dealing with diseases ...

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