01 February 2010

As Weed Resistance Grows, GM Herbicide-Tolerant Crops Fast Becoming Useless // Current

It's fascinating to see how the last 50 years of history have had no impact on a profit making strategy, even when it threatens the industry that's supposed to make all the profits.

Much like we've found with overuse of antibiotics, we are getting graphic demonstrations of what happens when you over use herbicides.

"Weeds in GM cotton fields in the US have developed resistance to the herbicide glyphosate to such an extent that this could threaten the sustainable use of glyphosate-resistant crop technology, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal..."

Go check out the whole article.

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