Biotech splits time from nature

3 November 1999

‘Biotech splits time from nature’

BIOTECHNOLOGY companies developing genetically modified (GM) crops are accused of attempting to split time from nature, in an article by a guest contributor to The Guardian.

The contributor argues the industrial revolution involved a manipulation of the time element in agriculture. But the biotech revolution takes that several stages further.

Many crops, for example, are now being engineered specifically to alter their relationship to time, such as being bred to be grown out of season or else to fit in with the human schedule.

  • The Guardian 03/11/99 page 4/5 (Society section)

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