Transgenic Canola Plants Break Free of Farm

07 August 2010

Transgenic canola crops in North Dakota left the farm and reproduced off-site, creating plants with multiple transgenes. For the first time in the USA, researchers report a large population of GM crops beyond the farm. GM canola plants became resistant to the herbicide Roundup and 347 were found on roadsides with at least one resistance gene. These genes were passed on to new generations of plants in the wild, some with multiple GM genes. The researchers gave their findings at an Ecological Society of America conference.

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