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June 20th, 2016 / Genetic Literacy Project, US

Herbicide-resistant weeds—often referred to as “superweeds”—are nuisance plants that have developed resistance to one or more herbicides. They have been a serious problem for decades, but increasingly, GMO critics have focused criticism on weeds that have developed immunity to the popular herbicide glyphosate (patented as Roundup), which is often paired with genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crops, mostly corn, soybeans, cotton and alfalfa in the United States. These GMO crops are called herbicide tolerant (Ht). Read more