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Controversial Quest to Protect Potatoes in Ireland from Blight

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012 by Annette Welsford No Comments
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Once the basic diet of the Irish, potatoes are once again the centre of attention in Ireland, with a decision by the country’s environmental protection agency to approve a trial of genetically modified potato crops. According to scientists, the motivation is to improve resistance of potatoes to blight. Various strains of this fungal disease have continued ...