Government could eliminate restrictions on corn, soybean seeds modified to resist weed killer

  • by: M.L. JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 3, 2014 - 5:35 PM

MILWAUKEE — The federal government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by many farmers but feared by scientists and environmentalists who worry it could invite growers to use more chemicals.

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