superweed


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superweed

(ˈsuːpəˌwiːd)
n
(Botany) a hybrid plant that contains genes for herbicide resistance: produced by accidental crossing of genetically engineered crop plants with wild plants
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A Roundup-ready crop is not a super ag product; it's a superweed vector.
The superweed spreads like lightning and its powerful roots can damage the foundations of buildings.
THE first genetically modified superweed has been found after cross-breeding GM oilseed rape with a weed in trials, according to new Government research.
It raises the spectre of a future where GM crops are grown commercially, spreading the superweed throughout the UK, and farmers having to use increasingly powerful herbicides to combat them.
Similarly, the risk of a pesticide-resistant superweed may prove to be a needless worry.
A group of British scientists will fly to Japan in July as part of a pioneering British-American project to find a natural solution to a rampant superweed which is playing havoc in both countries, a spokesman for the project said Thursday.
A TINY insect could be introduced to the UK to stop the spread of a Japanese superweed.
SCIENTISTS tackling the thorny problem of a foreign superweed hope an insect could halt its rampage across the UK.
The superweed appears to be a hybrid of a wild local plant, charlock (Sinapsis arvensis) with GM oilseed rape.
More problems have surfaced for biotechnology companies promoting GM crops in Britain, with the discovery of the country's first genetically-modified superweed.
The first genetically modified superweed has been discovered in the UK - the result of GM oilseed rape cross-breeding with a common weed in farm scale trials, according to new Government research.
Nor has any hybrid turned into a superweed, in the same class as the worst wild nonhybrid weeds that afflict the planet.