genetically engineered

Could a herbicide-resistance gene provide fitness benefits in the absence of the herbicide?

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A really interesting study was reported by Nature News, and has been picking up steam around the interwebs (including¬†Wired and Scientific American). The headlines read “Genetically modified crops pass benefits to weeds” and “weeds get unintended ‘fitness’ boost from genetic modification.” The stories are reporting on a study in New Phytologist titled “A novel EPSP […]

Do genetically engineered crops really increase herbicide use?

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Another interesting article about GMOs has been making the rounds today. This one was written by Dr.¬†Charles Benbrook, Chief Science Consultant for The Organic Center. This publication is an updated version of a report that The Organic Center published in 2009. The new version has been published in “Environmental Sciences Europe” and can be downloaded […]