Monday, August 13, 2012

Scientists produce Genetically Modified plants to produce pharmaceutical drugs

"For centuries, humankind has been utilizing the naturally occurring medicinal and healing compounds of plants to overcome illness and disease. But scientists just don’t seem to be happy with what nature has to offer.

Up until just a few years ago, scientists had to manually splice natural plant compounds to patent them for pharmaceutical drug companies; now, a way has been discovered to genetically modify plants which are actually programmed to produce pharmaceutical drugs instead of their natural compounds."

These companies have already proven they can't contain their crops. What will the future have in store for variables such as these plants cross pollinating in the wild leading to untested consequences?

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