New York Times Interviews Bruce About Genetic Tinkering of Plants to Combat Hunger

New York TimesThe New York Times recently interviewed Barry Bruce, professor of biochemistry & cellular and molecular biology, for a story about the genetic tinkering of plants as a way to address hunger globally.

Bruce, who studies photosynthesis, noted that the genetic alteration might behave differently in crops where only parts of the plant, such as seeds or fruits, are harvested. He added that now that the principle has been established, it might be possible to find plant varieties with the desired traits and introduce the changes into crops by conventional breeding, rather than by genetic engineering. Read the story online.

Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald and the Atlanta Journal Constitution also featured Bruce.