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Large, persistent populations of genetically engineered canola 1 have been found outside of cultivation in North Dakota. As genetically engineered crops become increasingly prevalent in the United States, concerns remain about potential ecological side effects.
These "escaped" plants were found state-wide and accounted for 45% of the total roadside plants sampled.
Furthermore, populations were found to persist from year to year and reach thousands of individuals. The authors also found that the escaped plants could hybridize with each other to create novel combinations of transgenic traits.
The authors argue that their result, more than 10 years after the initial release of genetically engineered canola, "raises questions of whether adequate oversight and monitoring protocols are in place in the U.S. to track the environmental impact of biotech products."
Most of us know the truth.... it isn't that there isn't enough food... it's that there isn't enough profit for them.
I wonder now, since these crops are growing on public land.. will Monsanto sue the state... or the country, for infringing on it's "patent?"