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  • n  tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
  • n  a strong yellow color

  • Most of China's cotton is already transgenic, and rice, wheat, maize, soybeans and livestock are in the pipeline.
  • In this subsistence maize-growing region of a poor, landlocked country in southern Africa, families cling to life on an unforgiving terrain.
  • High up in the mountains of the northern Rift Valley is the village of Kiambaa, a place of maize farms and mud huts where the air is so light and pure, it is said to hold the .
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  • Ilse Aigner in Reuters UK
    I have come to the conclusion that there is a justifiable reason to believe that genetically modified maize of the type MON 810 presents a danger to the environment,Aigner said, stressing the five other EU states have taken the same action.
  • Cary Fowler in Genetic Engineering News (press release)
    We are moving quickly to regenerate and preserve seed samples representing thousands of distinct varieties of critical food crops like rice, maize, and wheat in 46 countries that were well on their way to total extinction,said Cary Fowler,...
  • Jean Ziegler in MWC News
    Bioethanol is one of the reasons why food prices have exploded. Last year the US burned 138 million tons of maize and transformed it into bioethanol and biodiesel,Jean Ziegler said. "Burning food today, so as to serve the mobility of the...

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