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Nearly Half of All US Farms Now Have Superweeds - Monsanto's 'Superweeds' Stampede Through Midwest


Green Lifestyle  (tags: monsanto, gmo superweeds, out of control )


- 687 days ago - motherjones.com
Last year's drought took a big bite out of the 2 most prodigious crops, corn and soy. But it apparently didn't slow down the spread of weeds that have developed resistance to Monsanto's herbicide Roundup (glyphosate), used on crops engineered by Monsanto.



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janice l. (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:39 am
the only green they see is money.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 9:28 am
There are two tiny bits of good news in this story. First, "Reuters reporter Carey Gillam noted that the USDA' delay comes amid 'opposition from farmers, consumers and public health officials' to the new product, and that these opponents have 'bombarded Dow and U.S. regulators with an array of concerns' about it." People, we are having an effect!

Second, "So, despite what the seed giants and the conventional weed specialists insist, there are other ways to respond to the accelerating scourge of 'superweeds' than throwing more—and ever-more toxic—chemicals at them." Details in the last paragraph. Maybe we need to start pushing for this. It needs to be done.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:16 pm
Joanne is right. If we don't push for it, Monsanto will take care again and we know what that means. Their next agent would possibly destroy the remaining, useful crops. Monsanto spells DEATH.
 
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