US Government May Soon Approve GMO Chestnuts
The American chestnut tree may soon become another genetically modified creation, a transgenic trick of biotech magicians. William Powell at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York has been experimenting with the genes of the chestnut tree for over 25 years now. He says that he’s doing so in an effort to stave off a fungus from Asia that causes blight among chestnut forests. The tree was once a dominant part of the biosphere from Maine to Georgia, but in [...]