Genetically Engineered Canola Flourishing As Weeds

Canola, whose seeds are pressed to make the popular cooking oil, is a type of oilseed rape developed by breeders in Canada. In the US, it is grown mainly in North Dakota and Minnesota through cultivation, is spreading.

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Transgenic Crops Can Pass On Their Traits To Weeds

Transgenic crops are engineered with specialized trait like herbicide resistance. For years, scientists have known that transgenic crops can pass on their traits to nearby weeds through hybridization.

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