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Soybean Breeding Has Non-GM Focus

November 10, 2009

Researchers are noticing a higher demand for non-GM soybeans.  Dr. Stella Kantartzi, a soybean breeder, states "The improvement of non-genetically modified soybean varieties has become one of our major projects ... Rising costs of GM seed and the herbicide it needs along with th elow price the farmers get for their soybeans are cutting into profits.  Improvements in conventional varieties will give farmers a choice."