Green chile lovers fired up over genetic research

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Green chile lovers fired up over genetic research

Darren Phillips/New Mexico State University
professors April Ulery, left, and Paul Bosland adding salt water to chile seedlings as part of an experiment aimed at measuring salt tolerances in chile plants at the Fabian Garcia Science Center in Las Cruces, N.M. As labor costs, relentless plant diseases and competition from cheap imports have combined to put the chile industry in a steep decline, scientists at New Mexico State University are trying to unlock the genetic mysteries of red and green chile.
A green chile is picked during one of New Mexico’s earliest harvests.
This June 29, 2009, image provided by New Mexico State University shows a field of green chiles near Las Cruces, N.M. A group of chile enthusiasts has organized to protect New Mexico’s chile seeds from the prospect of genetic engineering, which they fear could bring lawsuits against small growers who experience cross-contamination.

Green chile lovers fired up over genetic research

Darren Phillips/New Mexico State University
professors April Ulery, left, and Paul Bosland adding salt water to chile seedlings as part of an experiment aimed at measuring salt tolerances in chile plants at the Fabian Garcia Science Center in Las Cruces, N.M. As labor costs, relentless plant diseases and competition from cheap imports have combined to put the chile industry in a steep decline, scientists at New Mexico State University are trying to unlock the genetic mysteries of red and green chile.
A green chile is picked during one of New Mexico’s earliest harvests.
This June 29, 2009, image provided by New Mexico State University shows a field of green chiles near Las Cruces, N.M. A group of chile enthusiasts has organized to protect New Mexico’s chile seeds from the prospect of genetic engineering, which they fear could bring lawsuits against small growers who experience cross-contamination.
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Occupy Green/Red Chile on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/rsUd76
www.chilepepperinstitute.org
www.nmchileassociation.com

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