Genetically Engineered Trees
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FIRE-BLIGHT RESISTANT APPLES

Genetically Engineered Trees

SUMMARY: "Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Julius Kühn Institute in Germany have created the first fire-blight-resistant apple. With the aid of so-called cis-genetic engineering, they transfered a resistance gene from a wild apple into the genome of a Gala apple. Tests in the greenhouse indicate that the gene is effective in protecting the tree against the disease."

USA: GMO APPLE RAISES CONCERNS WITH CONSUMERS, GROWERS

Genetically Engineered Trees

SUMMARY: "A genetically modified apple variety that doesn't brown could be a boon to the food industry, but environmental concerns have left some apple growers feeling sour.

A genetically modified organism is a living entity, such as a plant, with enhanced DNA that is meant to improve a natural quality. GMO crops have been created that are resistant to pesticides and plant diseases.

A genetically modified apple variety that doesn't brown could be a boon to the food industry, but environmental concerns have left some apple growers feeling sour.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY MAKING GM POPLARS WITH ROSE SCENT

Genetically Engineered Trees

SUMMARY: "Sniff the air around Norman Lewis' experimental poplars, and you won't pick up the scent of roses. But inside the saplings' leaves and stems, cells are hard at work producing the chemical called 2-phenylethanol — which by any other name would smell as sweet."

Sniff the air around Norman Lewis' experimental poplars, and you won't pick up the scent of roses.

But inside the saplings' leaves and stems, cells are hard at work producing the chemical called 2-phenylethanol — which by any other name would smell as sweet.

GENETICALLY ALTERED ARCTIC APPLES MAY BE HEADED TO MARKET

Genetically Engineered Trees

SUMMARY: "An apple genetically engineered not to turn brown is putting the Agriculture Department and the apple industry on the spot."

An apple genetically engineered not to turn brown is putting the Agriculture Department and the apple industry on the spot.

The department appears inclined to approve the so-called Arctic apple, designed by a small Canadian company. First, though, officials must confront some enduring public distaste for genetically modified foods.

SIGNIFICANT ADVANCE REPORTED WITH GM POPLAR TREES

Genetically Engineered Trees

NW RAGE: This is yet another example of wasted research dollars spent on continuing the destructive aspects of industrial agriculture. OSU scientists like Steve Strauss should instead be focused on researching sustainable agriculture instead of wasting millions of dollars on unsustainable genetic engineering of trees.

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