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 discovered in the UK.
THE first genetically modified superweed has been found after cross-breeding GM oilseed rape with a weed in trials, according to new Government research.
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.
Even the term superweed goes back at least to 1949, in a book on hybridizing plant species.
Pollen from crops engineered to be resistant to weed killer have been known to fertilize related weeds, creating superweed hybrids that are also resistant to weed killer.