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skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, July 25, 2005

meet the 21st century super villian

super weed.
modified genes from crops in a gm crop trial have transferred into
local wild plants, creating a form of herbicide-resistant"superweed", the guardian can reveal.

the cross-fertilisation between gm oilseed rape, a brassica, and a distantly related plant, charlock, had been discounted as virtually impossible by scientists with the environment department. it was found during a follow up to the government's three-year trials of gm crops which ended two years ago.

the new form of charlock was growing among many others in a field which had been used to grow gm rape. when scientists treated it with lethal herbicide it showed no ill-effects. -
the guardian
posted by SantaBarbarian at 8:45 AM |


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