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Not just for cows anymore: New cottonseed is safe for people to eat

from National Public Radio

You probably don't think of cotton as food. There's a good reason for that. Farmers grow it mostly for the fluffy white fibers that turn into T-shirts or sheets. Cotton plants do produce seeds, but those seeds are poisonous, at least to humans. Last week, though,the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a new kind of cotton — one that's been genetically engineered so that the seeds are safe to eat. more


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