A Roundup-ready crop is not a super ag product; it's a 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.
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.