A new study by Charles Benbrook shows that farmers in the US from 1996 to 2008 used 144 million kg (318 million pounds) of herbicides more then compared to conventional agriculture.
This is mainly caused by the development of herbicide resistant weeds and due to the fact that herbicide applications in conventional agriculture continuously decreased in the same period.

On 31 Octobers, cottons fields were harvested in Texas, US. The cotton was then processed into cottonseed oil and cotton meal and sold as animal feed in the US and Mexico. Most of it might already been eaten up by now. One of the fields however was not a normal field but a field trial from Monsanto. A week after the harvest, scientists found that their experimental Bt cotton field had gone.

[img_assist|nid=24|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=65]Monsanto fined for bribing Indonesian officials to avoid environmental studies for Bt cotton.

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