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~Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1715-1780)

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Term Definition
vandalism
GMO vandalism, GM research vandalism, GMO terrorism

news.com.authe radical practice of destroying genetically engineered crops and attacking research sites that is often funded by NGOs from developed countries. The FBI defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives.” GMO vandalism certainly falls under this classification. GM research vandals destroy plants grown to evaluate benefits and risks, undermining years of endeavor (and impacting the lives of researchers profoundly). Crop vandals devastate farmers and their communities.

variety

a legal term for a cultivar. For example, non-protected cultivars of basmati are classified as Oryza sativa basmati, whereas Basmati-370 is classified as Oryza sativa var. Basmati 370. See also the Plant Variety Protection Act, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV).

vegetative reproduction

potato tubers -- vegetative reproductiona process by which new plants arise naturally or are obtained horticulturally without seeds or spores. Occurs via rhizomes, runners, suckers, tubers, etc, or by grafting, plant tissue culture, etc.

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