Seed Dispersal

The marketed seed will be labeled as "genetically modified" and all growers will receive information on the technology and how to implement revised herbicide treatment and conservation tillage procedures. The plant is spread by seed dispersal and the seeds are viable. However, studies around soya fields show that there is little dispersal beyond the planted area and no evidence of roadside volunteers could be found. Soya is also controlled by three other registered herbicides in this country, enabling volunteers to be controlled chemically or by tillage. Should GM soya escape into natural areas (no evidence of this has been observed with unmodified crops), it will have no selective advantage, because herbicides are not used in these areas. No adverse affect on the environment is expected.

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