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Roundup Ready

soybean, canola, cotton, corn, or sugar beet plants genetically engineered to be tolerant to the broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate (Roundup, etc). Roundup Ready crops allow farmers to use glyphosate against most weeds. RR crops sometimes yield better (e.g. sugar beet), and support usage of no-till farming techniques. When RR crops are not used as part of an integrative pest management strategy, glyphosate-resistant weeds arise. The US-based company Monsanto markets RR seeds — their US patent on RR soybeans will expire in 2014.

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