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International News Archive - May 02, 2012

UK Asks Protestors Not To Destroy Genetically Modified Wheat Fields

Agricultural researchers in the UK made a plea to environmental protesters on Tuesday in an attempt to dissuade them from carrying out threats to destroy experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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