Genetically Modified (GM) Cotton

Cotton that has been genetically modified (See: Genetic Modification). Different types of Genetically Modified (GM) Cotton do different things. Herbicide resistant cotton can be sprayed with particular herbicides without dying; with the objective of allowing herbicides to be sprayed on weeds without harming the GM cotton plant. The insecticide resistant GM cotton contains two genes that kill particular insects. In this case the Cotton Bollworm and the Native Budworm will die when they eat the GM cotton. Other insects however are not affected by the GM cotton.Three types of GM Cotton exists: Bt cotton, Roundup Ready and Stacked Cotton.