USDA approves next-generation GM potato

  title={USDA approves next-generation GM potato},
  author={Emily Waltz},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
The USDA in November deregulated alfalfa genetically modified to have reduced levels of lignin. The trait, developed by Monsanto and Shoreview, Minnesota–based Forage Genetics International, is intended to give growers greater flexibility in timing the harvest without sacrificing the quality of the plant. Alfalfa is grown primarily as forage for dairy cows and other ruminants, but the lignin in alfalfa, which increases as the plant grows, is essentially indigestible by those animals. That… CONTINUE READING
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