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Yay or Nay: Naturally Decaf Coffee Plants

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While the techniques described probably go beyond home application, the latest issue of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols includes techniques for the creation of transgenic plants, which includes rice spliced to yield extra vitamin A, coffee plants designed to be naturally decaf, and cotton that resists being eaten by pests.  Obviously seeds like this would obviate the need for pesticides and enable us to hustle over to much cleaner growing methods tout suite, but what are the long term implications?  Would you drink black tea spliced with cinnamon to be a natural chai?  Post yay or nay in comments.  [GT]

Decaffeinated Coffee Plants? New Methods Permit Functional Gene Studies In Plants [via Futurismic]

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December 6, 2006 in Agree or Disagree? | Permalink

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