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KSU agronomist claims attack on biotech crops misused his research

In an article published April 20 in the London-based Independent newspaper, Environment Editor Geoffrey Lean makes the case that genetic engineering "actually cuts the productivity of crops … undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis." The article, which carries the headline "Exposed: the Great GM Crops Myth," is being used as ammunition by U.K.-based organizations opposed to transgenic crops.

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