Otago Daily Times: Farming groups reluctant to embrace GE

An article by Neal Wallace in the Otago Daily TImes looking at the appetite among players in the agricultural sector for pursuing genetic modification in the sector:

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“New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development chief executive Peter Neilson said in order to address climate change, the public might have to trade off other concerns because GM could be a solution to greenhouse gas emissions.

“New Zealand’s biggest greenhouse gas was methane emitted by ruminant animals, he said.

“It was created by micro-organisms in the stomach, and the problem could be fixed with a vaccine or some form of manipulation of antigens in the gut.

“If we were to look at that, it is almost inevitably going to mean looking at GM, he said.