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Roundup Herbicide Research Shows Plant, Soil Problems


Environment  (tags: destruction, environment, glyphosate, habitat destruction, farming, food, crops, pollution, Roundup, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 1224 days ago - reuters.com
The heavy use of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide appears to be causing harmful changes in soil and potentially hindering yields of the genetically modified crops that farmers are cultivating, a government scientist said on Friday.



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Comments

Lydia s. (163)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 10:45 pm
Never used it , I,m a weed puller & some boiled salt water works well too , I wouldn't trust chemicals near my gardens. Thanks for important post .
 

Sameer Tendulkar (309)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 3:51 am
Noted.
 

Akin Adelakun (21)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 8:15 am
Thanks for the info
 

Glamour Girlcat (28)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 10:03 am
How do you spell trouble?
How do you spell destruction?
How do you spell death?

There's a one-stop word for all: M-O-N-S-A-N-T-O!
 

Dave C. (227)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 1:07 pm
not surprising really with all the other issues we've heard about from Monsanto and about RoundUp....just one more reason we should be fully supporting organics...
 

Sarah G. (110)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 2:02 pm
This evil company and its products should be banned.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 8:02 pm
thanks Kathy, noted.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 8:12 pm
Harm to soil is serious. Monsanto should be banned.
 

KS Goh (0)
Monday August 15, 2011, 5:43 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Marco Galli (71)
Monday August 15, 2011, 7:25 am
What good is cultivating the land intensively, using GMO seeds and herbicides, when multinationals decide the prices of agricultural products and leading the peasants to the hungry.
The more we exploit the land, less the farmers earning, have the largest crops are only an illusion of obtaining well-being, coming on the market arriving too much low-quality agricultural products and prices fall even more.
Addressing agriculture as a financial speculation is an insult, is useless as stupid.
Having supermarkets full of products of low quality and low cost does not increase welfare, but increases the waste of resources, pollution and the abandonment of the land of the small farmers.
In addition, the land cultivated intensively is dead ground, produces only if fertilized with chemicals end this land becomes desert if it is abandoned.
This, the farmers know this very well, but often they are obbligat by debt, are forced to massacre their land, using a large number of pesticides and to cultivate GMO seeds, to get the last drops of life of the earth.
 

Monica D. (580)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 12:27 am
GM itself is concerning.
 
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