U.S. Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds – NYTimes.com

Posted by Trish Riley, May 4, 2010

Why didn’t they ask us whether inundating seeds with pesticides was a good idea? GO ORGANIC – SUPPORT SMALL LOCAL FARMS!

“Just as the heavy use of antibiotics contributed to the rise of drug-resistant supergerms, American farmers’ near-ubiquitous use of the weedkiller Roundup has led to the rapid growth of tenacious new superweeds.

To fight them, Mr. Anderson and farmers throughout the East, Midwest and South are being forced to spray fields with more toxic herbicides, pull weeds by hand and return to more labor-intensive methods like regular plowing.”

via U.S. Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds – NYTimes.com.

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