ifrik: nice article on herbicide-resistant superweeds, RoundupReady GM crops and #Monsanto 's patent on mixing herbicides

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=173|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=43]Monsanto advices framers to use three additional herbicides to deal with herbicide resistant palmer amaranth. What happened to the promise that GM crops would reduce the herbicide applications? Is this the confirmation that such promises were just a sales pitch?

[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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