Regional genetic coding of commodities

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The WSJ raised some eyebrows today by highlighting some of the techniques tech companies use to maintain different regional price markets for the nearly identical products. Examples include power supplies with voltage limits (Apple and Nintendo) and inkjet cartridges that buddy up only with regionally similar printers (HP). Its only a matter of time before biotech goes the way of the tech firm, but in an even more creative manner. The genetic engineering of food stuffs is a science that breeds a whole dynamic of response from foodies the world…read more