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GMO – A Blessing or A Curse? Part IV

Today’s column focuses on herbicide resistant GMO technology and next week the potential up- and down- sides of GMOs. While this focuses on herbicide resistant traits produced through genetic engineering, it should be pointed out many herbicide resistant traits have been obtained through conventional breeding techniques. Let’s discuss the trait almost everyone is familiar with – Roundup Ready ® technology.
A more proper term is glyphosate tolerance technology as glyphosate is the common chemical name for Roundup. Roundup is a nonselective herbicide with good activity on almost all common problem field weeds. This column doesn’t deal with developing weed ...


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