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Even pro-glyphosate scientists admit chemical-resistant ‘superweeds’ may destroy future of herbicides, GMOs

by Ethan A. Huff, Natural News:

There has been quite a bit of media coverage recently about the environmental threats of continued overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, a glyphosate-based chemical solution that continues to be liberally sprayed on tens of millions of acres of genetically-modified (GM) soybeans, corn, cotton, and other conventional crops grown in North and South America. But, as has even been admitted by pro-glyphosate scientists, the system cannot go on forever in this way, as Roundup-resistant “superweeds” continue to emerge and spread at an alarming rate, threatening to destroy the entire GMO crop system.

A 2008 study published in the journal, Pest Management Science, let the cat out of the bag when it described a whole slew of different chemical-resistant superweeds that are already popping up across the U.S., where glyphosate is most heavily used. According to this report, rapid adoption of Roundup-Ready crops by many American farmers back in the 1990s has led to a corresponding rapid manifestation of superweeds, which now plague millions of acres of conventional crop land, not to mention roadsides, wilderness, and other areas where their seeds have spread.

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1 comment to Even pro-glyphosate scientists admit chemical-resistant ‘superweeds’ may destroy future of herbicides, GMOs

  • marty

    The weeds are not super in any way except their ability to withstand heavy applications of glyphosate. They are not immune to other herbicides, just glyphosate. If you don’t like the stuff, the weeds are a good thing. Eventually they will make the stuff useless, or at least not worth the cost of using it.

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