Photo: Nearly half of all US farms now have 'super-weeds.'

A new report from the agribusiness research consultancy Stratus reveals that 49% of all US farms have "superweeds" -- weeds that have evolved resistance to herbicide (up from 34% in 2011).

The only known way to resist superweeds is to spray the food supply with ever more quantities and combinations of toxic herbicides, which generates ever more strongly resistant weeds, which requires even more herbicides, etc.

Gosh, thanks, Monsanto!

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/02/report-spread-monsantos-superweeds-speeds-12-0

(Pic props: http://j.mp/VFZ2EI )
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Nearly half of all US farms now have 'super-weeds.'

A new report from the agribusiness research consultancy Stratus reveals that 49% of all US farms have "superweeds" -- weeds that have evolved resistance to herbicide (up from 34% in 2011).

The only known way to resist superweeds is to spray the food supply with ever more quantities and combinations of toxic herbicides, which generates ever more strongly resistant weeds, which requires even more herbicides, etc.

Gosh, thanks, Monsanto!

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/02/report-spread-monsantos-superweeds-speeds-12-0

(Pic props: http://j.mp/VFZ2EI )

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