>>In a message dated 1/15/00 14:29:33, Greg Burch wrote:
>>HOUSTON (Reuters) - Nearly three-fourths of American consumers
>>would support genetically modified crops if the technology means
>>farmers can reduce pesticide use, according to a survey released
>>Tuesday by the American Farm Bureau.
>The #1 GM, Roundup-resistant soybeans, meets this criterium.
>Farmers can eliminate dicot weeds with just Roundup, rather than
>with the multiple herbicides needed to eliminate weed dicots
>without harming non-engineered soybeans. In addition, the farmer
>can reduce the acreage of soybeans, reducing water consumption,
>habitat destruction, etc.
Roundup soybeans are the exact OPPOSITE of this criterion!
The purpose of making them resistant is so they can use more
Roundup, not less.
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