Super Weeds NPR's David Baron reports on another potential environmental side effect of genetically engineered crops: the possibility that they unintentionally produce new and destructive weeds. The idea is that new genes could escape from crop plants and produce genetically altered 'super weeds,' which are resistant to insects that might otherwise eat them. (5:57) The study is published in the November issue of the journal, Nature Biotechnology.
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Super Weeds

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Super Weeds

Super Weeds

Super Weeds

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NPR's David Baron reports on another potential environmental side effect of genetically engineered crops: the possibility that they unintentionally produce new and destructive weeds. The idea is that new genes could escape from crop plants and produce genetically altered 'super weeds,' which are resistant to insects that might otherwise eat them. (5:57) The study is published in the November issue of the journal, Nature Biotechnology.