Paul Voosen from Greenwire discusses the emergence of molecular breeding as one of the many techniques of biotech crop development. Molecular breeding uses latent genes in discarded seed varieties of a particular crop type.
Voosen says, “This next generation could shake up what has become a stalled debate by introducing GM crops that, for example, use only their species’ native genes or have the expression of their own genes silenced.”
By utilizing native genetic information instead of foreign genes, molecular breeding has avoided criticism from some traditional opponents of biotech crops.
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