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Biotech Research Proves a Draw in Canada

Science  30 Jun 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5475, pp. 2308-2309
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5475.2308

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TORONTO, CANADA Despite protests from Greenpeace members, some of whom dressed up as "corn fakes" to show their opposition to genetically modified organisms, more than 500 industrial and academic researchers, lawyers, and business people from about 25 countries gathered here from 5 to 8 June for the third biennial Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference. Highlights of the meeting included reports of progress toward making plants that resist nematode pests or stresses such as salt, frost, and drought.

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