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Friday, May 14, 2010

RoundUp Ready Crops: Just as Predicited

UPDATE: 17 August - New weed strategies needed, scientists say

UPDATE: May 17 - Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds
Monsanto GM-corn harvest fails in South Africa

NB: "It's not nice to try to fool Mother Nature"


Originally posted 5/14/10: I've been writing about the issues associated with Monsanto's RoundUp for over a decade now.

My first concern was safety as I learned early-on that this chemical spray had risks of cancer.

I learned more and read many reports soon after it was first marketed that it would develop resistance. Now this truly has come to fruition. I just wish more people had listened to those who were doing this research sooner than later.

According to a new report published in the New Scientist RoundUp is now facing serious resistance issues.

I can't say I am surprised but I would be much more pleased to see this herbicide taken off the market.

Briefly
New Scientist 15.5.10 "EVOLUTION OF WEED RESISTANCE DEALS BLOW TO POPULAR HERBICIDE"
More & more weeds are becoming resistant to glyphosate herbicide, originally marketed by Monsanto as Roundup. In 1996 Monsanto began selling GM crops which contained a gene making them resistant to glyphosate. This was so more of this chemical could be used without damaging the crops. Worldwide 100 million hectares are planted with glyphosate-resistant crops, but there are now at least 9 species of weeds who have evolved to be resistant to glyphosate.
Read complete article
For your home garden it is possible to grow specific plants that you can use to make your own fertilizers and other plant treatments. You may order a copy of my book, "My Happy Garden" to learn more.

Read More and look for the several other RoundUp related articles at Natural Health News using the search box.

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Related sites: 
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Monsanto
http://www.laleva.cc/pharma/monsantofiles.html
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=4088

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope this can somehow lead to monsanto being sued. They use dishonest and underhanded techniques as they try to take over the world's food supply. There seeds infect crops of non- users rendering seeds used for generations useless. They must be stopped

Anonymous said...

google pravda, then go to russian news website and read article on rokerfella vacines in africa, they are blunt in that they say it's a eugenics programs to control the african population. I assume gm crops are now controlling the entire population. Thank super rich elite, keep up your scamming.

Anonymous said...

Monsanto MUST be destroyed and its officers imprisoned forever! War against these archcriminals!

Anonymous said...

Nothing "evolves to become resistant to" ... that is an ignorant fallacy (Lamarckism).

herbalYODA said...

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (French biologist), from Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Aug. 1, 1744 Bazentin-le-Petit, Picardy, France; Dec. 18, 1829 Paris

"Pioneer French biologist who is best known for his idea that acquired characters are inheritable, an idea known as Lamarckism, which is controverted by modern genetics and evolutionary theory."

Anonymous said...

Give me the weeds, I'll mass propagate/clone them and plant in every gmo roundup ready field in the country. Lets help mother nature drive these bastards into bankruptcy!

Anonymous said...

May God help us all with this company. From their GMO patented seeds, their quest for single-handed control of the Agricultural sector, to their sleazy business practices, what more can be said about them. They are the destroyers of much and have added nothing of value to the planet. May karma deal with them quickly and fiercely, but I fear it is us, the innocents, who will pay the ultimate price in the end.

Jen said...

Is Roundup based on petroleum? Perhaps Monsanto bought the raw materials from BP, the same company responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that is causing huge amounts of oil to spread in the Gulf of Mexico. Wouldn't surprise if these mongrels were in bed together. Pardon my use of mixed metaphors but as they say, birds of a feather flock together.