Simple faith from a green revolutionary

Murdoch, Anna King
April 2005
Ecos;Apr/May2005, Issue 124, p16
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The article reports on 80-year-old Indian plant geneticist M.S. Swaminathan's view that genetic technology is the timely answer to feeding the world's increasing population. The diminutive Indian scientist, Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan, who visited Australia late last year for the Fourth International Crop Science Congress, defends the modern science of "precision breeding" by observing nature. He says that genetic diversity has been the basis of evolution of enormous varieties within species.


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