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Intro to land and water use


To control wild-growing plants, farmers use herbicides. Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are engineered to resist specific herbicides, so that the herbicide kills the wild plants, but not the GMO crops. Over time, wild plants that are treated with these herbicides may evolve a resistance.
Would the development of herbicide-resistant plants be considered a benefit or a risk of genetic engineering in agriculture, and why?
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