Dupont PHB71 Hybrid Rice in Viet Nam Ad

Recently, DuPont posted the advertisement below for its PHB71 Hybrid Rice¬†grown in Viet Nam. Hybrid rice is cross-breeding of rice strains, not genetically modified as in artificially modifying them. Think of cross-breeding dogs and genetically created dogs, if you want to better understand the difference. We do the former all the time. The latter is a bit more expensive and sketchy… and probably illegal in many countries.

What I found amazing was how these Vietnamese farmers grew rice in the paddies in one season, then harvested shrimp in the same paddies in another! Talk about making use of the land!

I don’t know enough about the product to recommend it, to be honest with you. However, from the little research I found, some of which is DuPont’s own communications, and the story presented very nicely, it at least gave me a warm and good impression of the whole thing.

I just hope it doesn’t turn out to be corporate propaganda full of lies and such like Monsanto crap!

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