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Monsanto Admits: 1. We Don't Need Genetic Engineering, 2. We Don't Need Monsanto


Recently Wired magazine ran a Monsanto infomercial touting its alleged change of strategic course on vegetables. Monsanto, through its subsidiaries Seminis and others, is selling a line of high-end conventional vegetables dolled up as some kind of high-tech breakthrough. 1,724 more words


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argylesock says... My fellow blogger Russ isn't very impressed by the chemical and biotech giant Monsanto. He's not alone in that opinion. Here, Russ tells us some recent Monsanto news.

Genetically Modified (GM) Crops- Friend or Foe?

With the Council for Science and Technology advising that we need to rethink our stance on GM food, we decided to look into some of the science behind genetic engineering to see what all the fuss is about. 944 more words

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Weed resistance problems vex Southeast wheat producers

In Southeast Farm Press

North Carolina leads the way for Upper Southeast wheat acreage with another big and promising crop in the ground this year. But increasing problems with resistance to ryegrass-controlling herbicides is a big threat to the crop.

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Advice from weed resistance expert: Try diversity

From Southeast Farm Press

Renowned weed scientist Steve Powles, having had to find solutions and work-arounds in resistant weed-infested crops in his native Australia, has tried to prepare American producers for their own burgeoning resistance problems.

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New, resistant pigweed hybrid confirmed in Mississippi

From Delta Farm Press

At this point, the confirmation of a new glyphosate-resistant weed is unlikely to raise eyebrows. However, nonchalance is hardly the suitable reaction when considering the implications of what USDA-ARS researchers have uncovered in a Mississippi cotton field in Lafayette County.

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The rise of the superweeds - how long did that take?

I am not a scientist, but I did listen in my science classes at school and then as a farmer I watched and asked questions and paid attention and learned, and even I could work out that this would be the inevitable outcome of engineering herbicide resistance into plants which could cross-pollinate with their wild cousins.  70 more words

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