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Could genetically modified seeds be a drought solution?

CNBC's Jane Wells reports on some genetically modified seeds that are specifically made to fight droughts.

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Could genetically modified seeds be a drought solution?

While farmers across the country struggle with the worst drought in 50 years, CNBC's Jane Wells reports on some genetically modified corn seeds that are specifically made to fight droughts.


And the global seed business is not small change -- it was a $46 billion in 2012.

But how do these seeds play into the debate over genetically-modified food? Watch Wells report above. 

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