Second GM Crop Ready for Release in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is close to approving a potato that is genetically engineered to be resistant to late blight. Late blight is the disease that caused the Irish Potato Famine and still causes an estimated 20% yield loss worldwide. Multiple applications of foliar fungicides are often used to control the disease currently.

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Photo of Keith Edmisten, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop & Soil Sciences - NC State University
Posted on Jan 7, 2017
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