Mutant Forest To Be Planted In Russia
Mutant forest? Genetically modified trees? Not sure if it is good or bad for the earth.
Russian scientists have created transgenic birch and aspen.
Russians will be able to see genetically modified trees already in October. However, it is not known yet how such an invention could change our world.
Scientists from the Institute for Bioorganic Chemistry, who had created mutant trees, explained that they wanted to stop the deforestation, which is changing the climate on the planet.
Ordinary trees grow slowly, while the genetically modified trees grow two times faster and genetically modified timber has higher quality.
The genetically modified trees will be planted in St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod regions in October.
“These trees can help us save the original forests,” say project leaders.
However, it is difficult to say now what influence may these forests have on humans.