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GM rice and China

Padmanaban, G (2005) GM rice and China. In: Current Science, 89 (3). pp. 426-427.

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Abstract

Here is another report1 for our activists to desperately try and disprove the claims! In a pre-production trial (a step before commercialization), two rice varieties, one GM Xianyou 63, with Bt gene to protect against rice stem borer and leaf roller, and another GMII–Youming 86 with cowpea trypsin inhibitor gene to protect against rice stem borer, were tested by Chinese farmers in their fields. The Bt gene was generated by Chinese scientists. GM rice seeds were distributed at the same cost as non-GM rice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/3662

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