Issue Date: October 20, 2008
Farm In A Lab
IN AN IMMACULATE greenhouse in the painterly countryside near Ghent, Belgium, thousands of rice plants spend their lives under a strictly controlled but seemingly benign regimen of light, water, and soil nutrients.
So visitors are surprised to learn that any effluent from the facility must be treated as hazardous industrial waste. The plants at this CropDesign research site are the products of genetic engineering and are not allowed outside its walls. And although genetically . . .
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