Roger Saillant of Fowler Center discusses impact of altering plant genetics

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TriplePundit: Demand for bio-based plastics is expected to triple by 2015, but there is a broader question of the use of genetic engineering and its risks. Roger Saillant, director of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, said: “No matter what is done in changing plant genetics there will be a response in the natural systems. What form those responses take and how soon they occur is always a big question.”