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EPA Approved New Dow Chemical Weed Killer, Enlist Duo

The Associated Press and other news agencies reported on Oct. 15th that “the 
Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer,” Enlist Duo, a combination of herbicides, glyphosate and 2,4-D, which was one of the ingredients in Agent Orange, “to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans” in spite of oppositions from advocacy groups such as Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice, which are said to be considering lawsuits. 93 more words


GERMANY: ' New Risk Assessement On Weed Killer Marketed Under Brand Name Roundup Could Affect Mammals and Bees Behaviour '

#AceNewsServices – GERMANY – October 15 – A new risk assessment by German authorities on the world’s most used herbicide – glyphosate – has been heavily criticized by Testbiotech on Friday as ‘inconclusive’ and untenable… 292 more words


Garden miracles or garden myths?

You can believe everything you see on the Internet, right? You can take for gospel every Facebook post, Tweet, Pinterest pin and Instagram photo, correct? 729 more words


‘Superweeds’ linked to rising herbicide use in GM crops

05 OCT 2012
Pesticide use up in GM cotton, soybeans, corn

PULLMAN, Wash. — A study published this week by Washington State University research professor Charles Benbrook finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops — cotton, soybeans and corn — has actually increased. 315 more words

GMO - Genetically Modified Organism

Residue Problems with Herbicides in Gardening

Residue Problems with Herbicides in Gardening

By George Giltner, MS Biology, Adv. Master Gardener

A recent Mercola interview with MIT research scientist, Dr. Stephanie Seneff has raised the awareness of human health problems with glyphosate (Roundup) that has entered the American food supply by genetically modified organisms (GMO’s which include wheat, corn, soybeans, etc.). 469 more words


So farmers aren't actually stupid, after all.

Well, I never thought that in the first place but some people must, given the  insistence that growing GE crops brings no economic benefit. You’d have to be a pretty poor businessman to pay out top dollar for a seed that brings no return, and of course it turns out that our farmers are no rubes. 447 more words

Genetic Engineering

Clover is a Good Thing

“Are you going to do something about that clover?”

It was an offhand question from a neighbor which was asked while we watched our kids run around like mad people in the warm glow of an early autumn day when the temperature still allowed for shorts and sandals. 460 more words