Biotech seeds can survive for a decade, study says

04/1/2008 | BBC

Scientists in Sweden found that biotech rapeseed were able to persist in soil for a decade despite heightened efforts to eradicate them. Critics said the finding underscores the difficulty in containing biotech organisms after their release. The lead study author, however, said the results do not necessarily prove that transgenic varieties survive longer, but instead shows the toughness of the crop.

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