USA: Does GM grass endanger organic farms?

A special variety of grass developed by Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has been engineered to be resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, commonly sold as Roundup, reports the eNews Park Forest in Illinois.

Kentucky bluegrass is a popular choice for yards and fields as well as pastures and prairies, and the GE seed is expected to be made available for consumers to plant in their home lawns, potentially making it one of the most widely planted GE crops in the country. This will make conversion of new land to organic food production more difficult as, according to APHIS’s fact sheet on the decision: “Once established, GE Kentucky bluegrass may prevent transition to organic status unless eradicated from the acreage to be transitioned.” APHIS is the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the USA.

 

 

 

www.enewspf.com
www.aphis.usda.gov

 

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