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Boulder County Allows Planting of Biotech Corn and Sugarbeet

Planting of biotech crops has been approved by commissioners of Boulder County in Colorado, U.S.A. Aside from allowing the farmers to continue planting insect resistant and herbicide tolerant corn varieties; they have also approved the planting of Roundup Ready sugarbeets.

According to the commissioners, they would also consider if they would allow other crop traits like drought tolerance, as they are developed in the future.

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