major u-turn: literally a u-turn is when you turn your
vehicle around and go back in the direction that you came from.
In this case, the u-turn refers to the fact that the company
has abandoned its policy and is now going along a different path.
regressive step: an action which takes you backwards instead
of the new science: the 'appliance of science' was a slogan
used by a washing machine manufacturer to show that their technology
was the most up-to-date. The mis-appliance of the new science
implies that the technology is being used inappropriately.
: commonly known or referred to as
seed: genetically modified seed which is sterile