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In the late 1990s while on a visit to the USA I saw my first GM crop – herbicide tolerant soybeans. As a farmer it was of great interest to see the latest agricultural technology being made available to US farmers.
On that first visit farmers were keen to try out these new crops. The herbicide tolerant crops were going to make weed control so easy with the crops ability to withstand the total herbicide ‘Roundup’ (Glyphosate) one sprayer pass at the right time with Roundup would mean job done. Much easier than the old system of walking the fields seeing which weeds were growing then deciding which herbicide to use – and often it meant more than one herbicide to kill all the different weeds.
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