Coming to a lawn near you, GMO grass.

grassOne would assume that the public has an input in the say of cultivating genetically engineered grass that is specifically resistant to Roundup, a associated with a number of . Alas the public has no say and neither do the independent regulatory authorities in the who have failed to take action in any capacity.

An article in the Columbus Dispatch specified that the company producing said grass is allowing its employees to test the grass on their lawns.

Scotts Miracle-Gro actually told their shareholders that the employee testing is a major step forward. Minor matters such as increasing to the by growing the grass of course doesn’t matter or that any introduction of a resistant to Roundup has increased the use and application of the chemical in the surrounding environment. Numerous studies have already demonstrated to roundup.

The grass will not be grown in a controlled environment where any could be substantially examined instead the employees are free to spread the seed at will, substantially increasing the risk of genetic transfer and of course resistance to roundup.

The has declined to take any action on classifying non or Kentucky blue grass as a weed, allowing cultivation of the grass to continue. The company expects to commercially release the grass in 2015.

Source

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2014/01/31/scotts-tests-modified-grass-seed-at-homes.html

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