Scientists look at genetic crops to beat drought

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colorado scientists are looking at genetically modified crops as a way farmers can beat the drought.

Colorado State University professor Phil Westra says attitudes are changing toward crops that have been altered to resist drought and pests as harvests decline and costs rise. Opponents say not enough is known about the health effects of altered crops and more studies are needed.

According to KMGH-TV, corn and sugar beets, two of the largest crops in Colorado, are already genetically altered and used by many farmers.


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  • by SAM Location: Grand Junction on Aug 27, 2012 at 07:11 AM
    If the two greatest producing corps of Colorado are already genetically altered and the farmers are still having problems with the drought and pests, how is genetically altering more corps going to help? I have often wondered just how much of our health problems are related to the genetically altered foods that we eat and use for feed for animals. It is possible to reach the point of no return when trying to mass produce for the masses.
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      by SAM on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:57 AM in reply to SAM
      Sorry for the misspelled (mistyped) word crops.
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