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Designer Seeds Thought To Be Latest Target By Chinese 164 164

An anonymous reader writes "Economic espionage is nothing new but one of the biggest areas being targeted now is agriculture. Here's a story about a FBI investigation to track down theft of seeds from research farms. 'The case of the missing corn seeds first broke in May 2011 when a manager at a DuPont research farm in east-central Iowa noticed a man on his knees, digging up the field. When confronted, the man, Mo Hailong, who was with his colleague Wang Lei, appeared flushed. Mr. Mo told the manager that he worked for the University of Iowa and was traveling to a conference nearby. When the manager paused to answered his cellphone, the two men sped off in a car, racing through a ditch to get away, federal authorities said.'"
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Designer Seeds Thought To Be Latest Target By Chinese

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  • Boycott (Score:4, Informative)

    by chebucto (992517) on Wednesday February 05, 2014 @08:59PM (#46168761) Homepage

    I propose that we boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta.
    Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
    Commentors - only discuss Beta
    Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

    Captcha: fuckbeta

  • In other news... (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 05, 2014 @09:08PM (#46168823)

    In other news, slashdot beta sucks. More at 11.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 05, 2014 @09:39PM (#46169077)

    The Chinese have had an open field day stealing tech and killing of Western businesses since our beloved Bill Clinton opened the doors to them.

    You mean Nixon.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 05, 2014 @11:48PM (#46170085)

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    Spread the word by mentioning this in every article's comments.

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  • Surprisingly shitty (Score:5, Informative)

    by cfalcon (779563) on Wednesday February 05, 2014 @11:56PM (#46170121)

    I just got the "hey go check out beta" alert. I figured it would be the same with with different underhood. WOW this is shit. And sure enough, I had to enable scripting. Bro, it's fucking COMMENTS. It doesn't need java, or script, or javafuckingscript.

    This could be the death of this site. Sad. Been browsing this since early college.

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