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Better Living through Genetic Modification

An empty seed bag blew into the yard from passing farm machinery. This year's corn crop; next year's high-fructose corn syrup. I hope it doesn't do a gene swap with poison ivy! The tag boasts of three patented genes that the corn contains that make it resistant to herbicides. So: farmers can spray harsh chemicals on the corn without killing it, and thus yield more of it to make our cornflakes!

 

This is one of my most viewed photos because it is widely reprinted. The res is pretty good and if you zoom in on the tag in the upper left you can read about the specific genes that are modified.

 

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Taken on May 14, 2009