What are “Roundup-ready” crops?



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    “Roundup ready” crops are crops that are genetically engineered to be resistant to the popular Roundup herbicide (active ingredient: glyphosate). This means that farmers that plant Roundup ready crops can use Roundup to kill weeds in their fields without any fear of damaging their crops.

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    “Roundup” is the brand name of a systemic herbicide produced by the U.S. based company Monsanto; it has been the best selling herbicide since 1980. “Roundup-ready” crops are genetically engineered plants that are tolerant to glyphosate, which can battle broadleaf and cereal weeds. Current Roundup-ready crops include soy, maize, canola, sugar beet, and cotton.

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