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Re: Round up resistant plants

This is potentially scary stuff. I think it out to be a felony to create [engineer] a plant unless you also create [engineer] a way to kill it. I can see a whole continent covered with creeping bent grass and, in the south at least, kudzu.

On Friday, January 23, 2004, at 01:40 PM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

Are Roundup-ready ornamentals in our future? Cotton and soybean varieties
genetically engineered for resistance to glyphosate (Roundup herbicide)
have become row-crop industry norms. However, the nursery/landscape
industries have been slower to incorporate such technology into turf and
ornamentals. This is changing, as Monsanto and Scotts Co. have filed a
petition to approve a creeping bentgrass genetically engineered to resist
Roundup damage. If this plant is approved, and becomes accepted by the
public, one could only guess that genetically engineered ornamentals would

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