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56 Environmental biotech researchers wrestle constantly with problems of hazardous waste treatment and pollution control. The most widely publicized such events are oil spills, which occur, unfortunately, all too often. Bruce Barcott, writing for National Geographic, reports: “Over the past 40 years an annual average of 383,040 gallons of oil has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico from pipelines, platforms, and wells. ”26 Scientists have searched for ways to make plastic more biodegradable. Pictured is a colored scanning electron micrograph of the surface of a sheet of biodegradable plastic.

Biotech researchers have discovered that a specific gene inserted into the DNA of corn, potatoes, and other plants can protect them from destructive pests. 34 in designer colors. Instead, he wanted to increase the nutritional value of a food that could help save lives throughout the world. ”17 The answer came from Peter Jennings, creator of IR8, a variety of rice grown widely in India. Jennings said, “Yellow endosperm. . ”18 Golden Rice Around the world are children whose diet consists primarily of rice.

These included the White Iceberg blackberry, created in the 1890s by plant breeder Luther Burbank; the cranberry-colored All Red potato, bred by Robert Lobitz in 1984; the deep blue-purple Graffiti cauliflower that was created in Europe in 2002; and the Star Ruby and Rio Red grapefruit created in the 1960s by Richard Hensz, a researcher at Texas A&M University. Potrykus was not interested in creating new fruits and vegetables The corn ear worm (pictured) can cause significant crop damage. Biotech researchers have discovered that a specific gene inserted into the DNA of corn, potatoes, and other plants can protect them from destructive pests.

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