Herbicide Resistance Forces Farmers to Weed by Hand

Publication - 26 January, 2010
Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate for Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE)crops has lead to increasing resistance to the chemical among weeds in the US.

Executive summary: After years of very heavy use of the herbicide glyphosate on ‘Roundup Ready‘ GE (genetically-engineered) crops in the US, weeds are developing resistance to the chemical. The rapidly-spreading problem shows how reliance on genetically-engineered herbicide-resistance is a short-sightedstrategy that is resulting in more difficult-to-control weeds.

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