So I’ve read the Sense about Science Q&A, and a few of the articles going round, but have yet to see anyone ask the following question:
If you’ve got a farmer who sows aphid repelling wheat alongside a farmer not sowing aphid repelling wheat, where are all the extra aphids going to go?
In short, if this thing works, who is it actually going to help? At least with pesticides they die (and pesticides aren’t the only way to go, before I’m labelled a monster). I assume this stuff isn’t going to end up cheap! Not patenting something isn’t the same as not making money out of it.
Will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow, looking to twitter to keep me updated as I’ll be in a library.