Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Better health through tobacco

Researchers Find Plant Immune System's 'Take Two Aspirin' Gene, Offering Hope For Disease Control Without Agricultural Pesticides

Hey, we'd all get rid of pesticides if we could, right? Even if you aren't an ecobabbler, they do cost money and they require careful handling. So research like this provides some hope that it might be possible to eliminate the need for them.

And it turns out that one of the best plants to use for such research is tobacco.

Maybe over time the tobacco companies will evolve into biotech and pharma companies...

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