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That would mark a departure from the current widely used procedure of genetically modifying seeds for crops such as corn and soy, before they grow into plants.
The military research agency says its goal is to protect the nation's food supply from threats like drought, crop disease and bioterrorism by using insects to infect plants with viruses that protect against such dangers.
Read more at: phys.org...
Relman said DARPA is trying to use the bugs' own biology to "recruit them as allies" in spreading protective traits.
originally posted by: anzha
a reply to: Vector99
There was talk back in the 80s about unleashing genetically engineered coca eating caterpillars on Colombia...obviously, it didn't happen.