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USA – Beet growers face backlash from consumers over GMO seeds [Registered]

Growers rapidly adopted GMO Roundup Ready sugar beet developed by Monsanto when seeds became widely available in 2008 because of its convenience and the technology allowed effective control of weeds using glyphosate. Growers typically use two applications of glyphosate and have excellent weed control, whereas three to four applications of conventional herbicides still required cultivation and hand weeding for acceptable levels of weed control in conventional sugar beet.…

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