Foreshadowing an organic end to a green revolution?
May 5, 2010 7:44 AM Subscribe
Genetically engineered crops
posted by kaibutsu (73 comments total)
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lead to genetically adapted weeds.
An estimated ten percent of American GMO cropland is infested with new round-up resistant weeds. For comparison, 87% of soybean fields in the US contain GMO soy. According to Monsanto, such weeds can be controlled by hand-weeding them, but then, one might wonder,
what is the point of having genetically engineered round-up resistant crops if the round up doesn't actually kill weeds and the genetic engineering reduces crop yields?