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A chemical meant to save plants is actually killing them — and it’s spreading

A chemical meant to save plants is actually killing them—and it’s spreading Dicamba drift blues. An herbicide for a new crop of genetically engineered soybeans might be harming other fields. Depositphotos An American farm is as much of a marvel of modern chemistry as it is of Mother...
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American Farmers Just Love Their GMOs and You Should Too

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its latest data on farmers planting of crops genetically enhanced to tolerate herbicides (HT) crops and to resist insect pests (Bt). HT soybeans went from 17 percent of U.S. soybean ac...

Dicamba drift affects non-target plants and pollinators

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

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EPA Proposes Dicamba Registration for GE Crops

Industries / Agriculture : AgWired

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially proposed the registration of dicamba to control weeds in cotton and soybean genetically engineered (GE) to tolerate the herbicide. The proposal outlines a Herbicide Resistance...

How Monsanto Is Devastating Thousands of Farms Across 20 States

News / Independent News : AlterNet

Monsanto's GE cotton and soybeans were made to be resistant to an herbicide that drifts to nearby crops. Bill Bader is Missouri’s largest peach grower, supplying produce to retailers throughout the mid-South. But the last two years ...

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US Politics / Conservative : Althouse

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