GM traits, the natural way

Baker, John
November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/20/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 44, p50
Trade Publication
The article explores efforts of sorghum producers to improve this crop without making use of genetic engineering methods. Producers have signed a deal with the company Cibus, which says it can develop and commercialise new traits in crops without using genetic modification technology. The rapid trait development system of Cibus will help farmers benefit from better grass weed control and improved yield and drought resistance, as well as opening up new markets for the crop.


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