Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Addressing all farmers’ challenges: Taking ideology out of the glyphosate and ‘superweed’ debate

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The issue of resistant weeds and the role of the herbicide glyphosate remain genuine concerns in modern agriculture–but the way the issue has been portrayed by NGOs committed to blocking the biotech revolution generally has missed the mark. It frames the issue misleadingly as solely the consequence of using GMOs.  It seems worth unpacking why so-called “superweeds” are not just a GMO issue and how we can address the problem less ideologically and productively.  So-called superweeds are not ‘super’ in any real sense of the word; they are just weeds that have evolved to evade a particular weed management strategy........To Read More....

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