Reporter 406, 22 September 1997

Feed the world

Genetically-engineered plants which are resistant to pests and diseases could prove vital in feeding the world’s rapidly expanding population, said Professor Howard Atkinson, of the University’s Centre for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Such ‘transgenic’ plants could reduce environmental damage and cut costs by doing away with the need for chemical pesticides, he added.

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