Glufosinate Tolerant Crops

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Glufosinate Tolerant Crops (also known as Phosphinothricin Tolerant Crops or LibertyLink crops) are genetically engineered crops that have had their DNA modified to withstand the herbicide Glufosinate (also known as Phosphinothricin and sold under the brand names Basta, Ignite, and Liberty).

Glufosinate Tolerant Crops

Glufosinate tolerant crops that have been deregulated (legalized) include:[1]

  • Beet, AgrEvo, T-120-7
  • Canola (first deregulated in the U.S. in January 1998)
  • Corn (first deregulated in the U.S. in June 1995)
  • Cotton (first deregulated in the U.S. in March 2003)
  • LibertyLink Rice (first deregulated in the U.S. in April 1999)
  • Soybean (first deregulated in the U.S. in July 1996, deregulated in Argentina in 2011)

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  1. Determinations of Non-Regulated Status, USDA, Accessed August 9, 2012.

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