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Gene-modified crops allow beneficial insects to thrive

John Kerr posted in on June 14th, 2012.

Cotton crops genetically modified to kill pests may also allow other insect populations to increase as they do not require broad-spectrum insecticides. A new study from China, published in Nature, has found that genetically modified cotton crops that produce  insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) not only prevent crop damage from pests such […]

3 News: Fighting fit fabric

Peter Griffin posted in on July 13th, 2010.

AgResearch scientists have developed a new fabric which enables the martial artists wearing it to fight for longer. The fabric, made of a special woollen weave, is more lightweight, stronger, more comfortable, and allows better freedom of movement than the tightly-woven cotton generally used. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The wool fabric was developed […]

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