State law protects DNA of Minnesota wild rice

ST. PAUL — The DNA of Minnesota wild rice gets special protection under a new state law adopted this year with the backing of Indian tribes.

Genetic modifications to wild rice will be watched more closely, with environmental impact statements required and permits controlled by the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board.

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  1. […] ST. PAUL The DNA of Minnesota wild rice gets special protection under a new state law adopted this year with the backing of Indian tribes. Genetic modifications to wild rice will be watched… …more […]

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