Biotech scientists have worked for decades to produce a gossypol-free cotton plant by silencing the gene that produces a toxin, gossypol, throughout the plant and with little success as insects and diseases do not like gossypol either and are ravaged by them..
The breakthrough came as genetic engineers have managed to inhibit gossypol production in the seeds.
So the poor people can eat the fruits of industrial farming.
This as a land grab has been thieving through vast tracts of farmlands in Africa and Asia. Industrial crops for fuel and gadgets, clothes, food.
It is a blessing to have a bit of land to plant our food and not worry about the need to to eat stuff like cottonseed meal.
Genetic engineering turns 'Fabric of Our Lives' into edible cottonseed that may feed millions