‘Superweed’ explosion threatens Monsanto heartlands + Morocco diversifies its energy sources

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19 April 2009
France 24

The gospel of high-tech genetically modified (GM) crops is not sounding quite so sweet in the land of the converted. A new pest, the evil pigweed, is hitting headlines and chomping its way across Sun Belt states, threatening to transform cotton and soybean plots into weed battlefields.

In late 2004, “superweeds” that resisted Monsanto’s iconic “Roundup” herbicide, popped up in GM crops in the county of Macon, Georgia. Monsanto, the US multinational biotech corporation, is the world’s leading producer of Roundup, as well as genetically engineered seeds. Company figures show that nine out of 10 US farmers produce Roundup Ready seeds for their soybean crops.


via France 24 | ‘Superweed’ explosion threatens Monsanto heartlands | France 24.


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2 thoughts on “‘Superweed’ explosion threatens Monsanto heartlands + Morocco diversifies its energy sources

  1. Pingback: The Future Of Food « Dandelion Salad

  2. Monsanto and the Rockefeller money behind the corporation are evil incarnate. GMO seeds and most pesticides need to be permanently banned worldwide.

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