We’ve Got Nothing Over Mother Nature

Inside Dakota Ag

Biotech plant breeders have a long way to go

Published on: May 25, 2009

We think we’re so smart with biotech crops.

 

But we really don’t have anything over Mother Nature.

 

Just imagine if we had her technology. We’d have:

 

·    plants that grow back from their roots.

 

·    plants that seed themselves.

 

·    plants that make their own fertilizer.

 

·    plants that will shut down when it's too dry, too hot or too cold and then start growing again when conditions improve.

 

·    plants that change themselves to become resistant to herbicide, insects or disease.

 

For all the progress we've made in plant breeding, we have a long way to go.