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Belgians and genetics vol 4

April 30, 2019
By: René Creemers | Katrin Uurman

In 1987 two Belgian professors, Marc Van Montagu and Jeff Schell, for the first time ever realized genetically manipulated insect-resistant (tobacco) plants by incorporating genes that produced insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).

Immediately the gate was opened for the most bizarre plant creations, but also for more efficient plant production.

The rest is part of history but also still for discussion. We are sorry for that.

Unfortunately, gmo’s are inextricably linked to big capital and its dominant place in the world … We regret.

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