22 Jun '11, 11am

【GM】英国の研究所のより、ミントの“不快な”香りの遺伝子を組み込んだGM小麦が開発され、許可が出れば12年3月より試験栽培に入る。小麦自体がミントの香りを含むことはないらしい。組み込まれる遺伝子はバクテリア由来をも含む。 #GMOj

【GM】英国の研究所のより、ミントの“不快な”香りの遺伝子を組み込んだGM小麦が開発され、許可が出れば12年3月より試験栽培に入る。小麦自体がミントの香りを含むことはないらしい。組み込まれる遺伝子はバクテリア由来をも含む。 #GMOj

A controversial field trial of an experimental GM wheat will begin in March next year if government officials give the go-ahead for the crop to be planted. One of the UK's leading plant research centres has applied for permission from the government to begin the trial of the GM crop, which is modified to resist attack by aphids. If approved, it would be only the third GM field trial running in Britain; the others, at the John Innes Centre in Norfolk and at Leeds University, are testing different varieties of GM potato. The project will require expensive 24hr security to prevent anti-GM protesters destroying the crop. No GM crops are currently grown commercially in the UK, although GM varieties are grown extensively in other parts of the world – notably the US, South America, China and India. The proposed trial is scheduled to run from March 2012 to October 2013. Anyone can...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/950839/tri...

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