Imagine a type of wheat that can stand straight up in high winds, not lose its seeds in bad weather, and best of all, withstand herbicides that normally make wheat shrivel up and die. Well you no longer have to imagine it, since a new variety of wheat actually called CDC Imagine is now taking root across Canada. According to the CAN West New Service, the new wheat was created through mutagenesis, a process by which the wheat seeds were bathed in a chemical to create genetic changes, and then grown and sprayed with herbicides to create herbicide resistance. With more than 200,000 acres of the wheat already grown in Canada in the last year, this sounds like one tall silo of encouraging agricultural news.

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