In the future, plant genetic engineers
will be tackling almost every trait imaginable.
At a secret laboratory in Hawaii and hothouses in South Texas, Pace's genetic engineers
toiled for five years to create a jalapeno pepper for the 21st century.
First through breeding, and now through genetic engineering, agribusiness has taken the few plant species settled on for our table and altered them beyond recognition, reaching into Nature's diverse genetic soup and marshalling the talents of genetic engineers
to pick out a few characteristics of little interest to anyone except Monsanto, John Deere and Cargill.
Many people judge that genetic engineers
have the best chance to defeat AIDS.
Females bear live young, and so far, genetic engineers
have worked with insect eggs.