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Genetically Modified Canola Spreads to Wild Plants

eldavojohn (898314) writes | more than 3 years ago

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eldavojohn (898314) writes "A research team conducting a survey has found that about 86% of wild canola plants in North Dakota have genetically modified genes in them and 'two samples contained multiple genes from different species of genetically modified plants.' Canola usually has little competition when cultivated but does not fare well in the wild. The Roundup Ready and Liberty Link strains of genetically modified canola appear to be crossing over to wild plants and helping it survive. The University of Arkansas team claims that the ease in which genetically modified canola has 'escaped' into the wild should be noted by seed makers like Mansanto because this is proof that it will happen."
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n4djs (1097963) | more than 3 years ago | (#33179532)

There was a 60 minutes story regarding farmers that were sued by monsanto for patent infringement when their fields we found to contain monsanto genetically modified plants within them. See http://www.mindfully.org/GE/GE4/Heartbreak-In-The-Heartland21jul02.htm [mindfully.org] for more details and the link to the 60 minutes video. this is important in a lot of areas because even accidental/ incidental migration of the plants is being considered a patent infringement.
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