Some of the other plants being studied include:
German chamomile – used to make calming and curative teas;
Hops – the bittering ingredient in beer;
Cannabis sativa – some varieties make rope, others are smoked as dope, also gives glaucoma patients hope;
Wormwood – the active ingredient in absinthe;
Quinine – used to treat malaria;
West Indian Mahogany – a beautiful hardwood, endangered in the wild;
Rosemary – a culinary herb; and traditional arthritis medicine;
Grapefruit – a traditional medicine for prostate health and erectile dysfunction.
With this wealth of genetic knowledge freely available, does it open the way for illegal drug manufacturers to run clandestine genetic engineering labs cranking out morphine from transgenic yeast?