GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods and the science behind them is a matter of concern to some people. But, it appears to be a technology that is here to stay. For example, many modern pharmaceuticals such as insulin are produced by genetically modified bacteria. (1)
Glyphosate, better known as RoundUp is a popular herbicide used primarily in agriculture to control the growth of weeds but in fact will kill most plants. Important food crops such as canola, soybeans and corn have been genetically modified to survive glyphosate and are known collectively as RoundUp Ready.
An overview of this chemical and the GMO technology it entails is explored.