In the film Logan, they mention that there hasn't been a new mutant born in 25 years. Even Laura was grown and not born. Is there a mention of what happens to the mutant x-gene?

Was there a mention in the movie about what may have happened? I know there is a scene where Logan and Xavier speculate on the reason. There is also a scene with the Doctor who claims to be responsible.

What has happened that no more mutants are taking birth?

  • So, it finally happens what William Stryker was trying to do in X2.
    – A J
    Mar 6, 2017 at 6:25

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Genetically engineered corn used for corn syrup which is used as a sweetener in food and drinks. Discretely feed to the general population in order to remove the x-gene from said population.

In the United States, cane sugar quotas raise the price of sugar; hence, domestically produced corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup are less costly alternatives that are often used in American-made processed and mass-produced foods, candies, soft drinks and fruit drinks.

Glucose syrup was the primary corn sweetener in the United States prior to the expanded use of high fructose corn syrup production. HFCS is a variant in which other enzymes are used to convert some of the glucose into fructose. The resulting syrup is sweeter and more soluble. Corn syrup is also available as a retail product.

The Doctor, Zander Rice of Alkali Transigen, says so, and we are shown the corn and entire infrastructure that supports it (The Cornwood company and Auto-Trucks and the corporate farm next to the black family's land). Rice is the son of the doctor of the Weapon X program that gave Logan his adamantium. Rice is the lead doctor on the new Weapon X program, X-23, which Laura is the 23rd test subject of.

  • When exactly does he say so? Must've missed that...
    – user23604
    Mar 6, 2017 at 7:11
  • During the last scene...
    – cde
    Mar 6, 2017 at 7:32
  • Double checked with my wife and neither of us caught him saying this. Do you remember exactly what he said?
    – user23604
    Mar 6, 2017 at 7:33
  • woah .. I missed this completely .. why the down votes though? Is this not a fact?
    – John
    Mar 6, 2017 at 8:17
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    @CreationEdge it was a fairly long speech, about tweaking the food and water supply chains and suppressing the gene.
    – KutuluMike
    Mar 6, 2017 at 11:49

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