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Building A Better Tree

[North Carolina] As genetically-engineered trees make their way from the lab to the ground, scientists and activists are in disagreement over the risks and rewards. In China, forests of genetically-engineered trees have already been planted. Closer to home, North Carolinians are researching the possibilities and the risks of genetically-engineered trees and their affects on southern forests. Frank Stasio talks with Claire Williams, visiting research professor in the department of biology at Duke University; Ross Whetten, associate professor of forestry and environmental services at North Carolina State University; and Anne Petermann, co-director of the Global Ecology Project, about the biology and the sociology of genetically-modified forests.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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