Genetically-Modified Lettuce May Be Headed To A Salad Bar Near You
Genetically modified lettuce has existed for years, but in limited form and not as part of the public produce line. If Syngenta has its way, however, this will change. The Packer is reporting that the biotech firm, in addition to its purchase of two North American seed companies two years ago, has recently entered into several confidentialy agreements with growers-shippers interested in customizing lettuce varieties.
Syngenta is claiming its lettuce, which will include romaine, iceberg, and butter varieties, will reduce labor costs and resist downy mildew.
Seems like we’ve heard these claims somewhere before…