argylesock says... US agriculture has become dependent on genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered, GE) crops. Some of those crops have been engineered to resist the very popular weedkiller (herbicide) Roundup (glyphosate). But oops! Weeds evolve. Roundup Ready crops have paved the way for Roundup Ready weeds. Then farmers have to spray more herbicide. You can scroll down the article I reblog here to see maps of Roundup Ready weeds spreading across the US.
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Two studies published in the past six months reveal a disturbing finding: glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup® appear to suppress the growth of beneficial… 977 more words
Composters Beware !
I thought I knew composting pretty well, see my post ‘Here’s the Dirt on Composting’ at http://thegardendiaries.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/heres-the-dirt-on-composting/. But I just read a post by Joe Lamp’l, who is the host and Executive Producer of the award-winning PBS television series… 682 more words
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Heavy use of herbicide Roundup linked to health dangers-U.S. study
* Study says chemical residues linked to disease
* Roundup developer Monsanto says glyphosate is safe…