We drew a line. Just don't mess with the rice.
We don't think scientists have the right to contaminate the state grain -- and it could happen through cross-pollination, if they develop a genetically enhanced wild rice and plant it in Minnesota.
The University of Minnesota has basically said, 'Well, we aren't intending to do it. But we want the right to.' And that's the problem, is that open door. I understand academic freedom. I'm a big supporter of academic freedom. But I feel like there should be some academic responsibility.
She's an old ricer and knows everybody on this reservation.