Archive for January 16th, 2008

A Look at GM Soybeans

When it comes to genetic modification of plants, the soybean initially comes to mind. GM soybean is one of the most widely planted genetically modified plants in the world today. The GM soybean, otherwise called as the Roundup Ready (RR) soybean, was developed by the biotech giant Monsanto and made it commercially available to farmers in 1996. It was developed to make the plant survive being sprayed on with the non-selective herbicide, Roundup, which can kill conventional soybean plants. The GM …