The opportunity, science and politics of Genetically Modified crops

By Dean Smith, Wa Liberal Senator
Updated January 19 2016 - 8:07pm, first published January 14 2016 - 5:30pm

DEAN SMITH, WA Liberal Senator 

IN THE 1940s, an American biologist by the name of Norman Borlaug developed a strain of wheat that could resist diseases, was short (thereby reducing damage by wind) and produced large seed heads and high yields.

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