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And it was in fact a river, diverted by the bright engineering minds of an earlier day, a river that literally ran uphill, over mountains, through mountains, and even made its own electricity as it roared downslope into San Fernando and the great reservoirs whose existence determined that the mock orange and geraniums wouldn't be replaced by the mustard, milkweed and wild turnip.
Recently published research showed high levels of cross-pollination between GM oilseed rape and wild turnip in a GM experimental plot in Humberside, where 46% of seeds in a wild turnip plant were found to be genetically modified.
The wild turnip was found to be affected by gene flow when planted next to GM oilseed rape, prompting fears that it could become resistant to herbicides.