To answer your question, this was something I managed to Google today (came from some obscure report on "genetic seeding", which sounded dodgy enough to warrant a quote): Genetically Modified Cotton Pioneered by agricultural giant, Monsanto, purveyor of the genetically modified seed. It's current blue cotton programme is aimed at the jeans market ($10 billion in the US and Â£800 million in the UK) and involves the transfer of a gene from a blue flower to the cotton plant. The product will be commercially available from 2005. Further initiatives will genetically manipulate the cotton plant to impart other natural colours, modify fibre properties and impart pesticide and herbicide resistance.
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4/25/05 at 6:43am