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    Does "primed" mean "well-prepared" here?

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    “The situation is becoming more serious,” he says. Meanwhile, drought and development are eating away at yields of wheat and other crops.

    GM rice seemed primed to usher in China’s brave new transgenic world. The two varieties that passed safety inspection express a gene for a protein from the bacte-rium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that’s toxic to insects. Iran and the United States have already approved commercial planting of GM rice, but Chinese regulators have been extremely cautious about tinkering with the country’s most important grain.

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    Re: Does "primed" mean "well-prepared" here?

    Yes. We frequently prime people, by giving them all the information they need for a task.

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    Re: Does "primed" mean "well-prepared" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Yes. We frequently prime people, by giving them all the information they need for a task.
    Thank you.

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