Some doubted it occurs, but, ultimately, genetic contamination occurred.
Monday July 25 2005.
Sky News the announcement in an article in 25 / 07 / 05 (English): "The first mutant super bad grass was discovered in the UK - the result of a cross between GM canola and poor ordinary grass."
In an official study, researchers found on a test site a genetically modified version of "mustard" (a common weed) one year after experiments with rapeseed made resistant to a herbicide by manipulation genetic.
The plant studied was found to resist the herbicide in question and contain the gene that had been inserted into the transgenic oilseed rape.
According to Sky News, this is the first known case of such an event and it contradicts previous scientific claims that "mustard" was unlikely to cross with rapeseed
Some conclude that if GM canola was the object of commercial exploitation, weeds resistant to herbicide would spread.
Emily Diamand, responsible GMOs Friends of the Earth, said about it: "We see the real possibility that super bad transgenic grasses are created, with serious consequences for farmers and the environment."
In an article published on 25 / 07 / 05 BBC News has, for its part, relativized information, explaining that only one mutant plant was discovered.
Bayer has submitted to the European Commission two GM canola growing demands.