Genetically Engineered Drought Tolerant Corn

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Genetically Engineered Drought Tolerant Corn is corn that has been genetically engineered to survive drought conditions. Non-genetically engineered drought tolerant varieties of corn do exist (and have existed for centuries in Mexico), but in recent years there has been a major effort to produce drought tolerant varieties via genetic engineering. Currently, one variety of GE drought tolerant corn, Monsanto's MON 87460, has been deregulated in the United States. Another effort to create GE drought tolerant corn is by Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA), which projects it will sell GE corn seeds in Kenya in 2014.[1]


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  1. Jacob Ng'etich, "Genetic maize seeds set for Kenyan market," Daily Nation, February 23, 2012.

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