But Jason Delborne, a genetic engineering expert and Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, USA, disagrees. “The infrastructure and expertise required for spraying agricultural fields – at least in the US context – is well established, and this delivery mechanism would offer greater control over the potential spread of a HEGAA,” Delborne claims.

Mike Gardner is a freelance journalist specialising in development,  environmental and higher education issues,  and is German Correspondent for UniversityWorldNews.
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