super-science breakthrough compendium thread

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Re: super-science breakthrough compendium thread

Postby liminalOyster » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:19 pm

Yeah, the part you have quoted is total garbage and we agree about wheat and nasty staple crops. But all that aside, a non-GMO tek to speed up plant reproduction cycles could have many benefits - distinct from any Dow etc crap about increased yield, etc.

The study shows that traits such as plant pathogen interactions, plant shape and structure, and flowering time can be studied in detail and repeated using the technology.

As for organic farmers, of a certain stripe, I could see that being able to test different varieties more often could, for instance, help identify natural pest resistance. I've done some limited lab work involving plant specimens that I had to grow from seed; a non chemical, non GMO way to cut up that wait time sounds appealing,
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