23 Jul '11, 5pm

The U.S. is cultivating 165 million acres of genetically modified organisms. And now Round Up Ready lawns on their way:

The U.S. is cultivating 165 million acres of genetically modified organisms. And now Round Up Ready lawns on their way:

The U.S. is already cultivating 165 million acres of genetically modified organisms (GMO) , up 7 million acres from just two years ago. GMOs are spreading across our farmland like wildfire. Today, according to The New York Times , farmers use five times more weed killer on their crops then they did in 1997, and with 94 percent of soybeans and 72 percent of corn being grown this way, herbicide use has exploded, creating dead zones in their path. And the trend isn't slowing even a bit, in fact it's speeding up with crops like sugar beets, alfalfa , and plums deregulated already this year. Recently, the USDA proved this was exactly the case when they outsourced biotech crop evaluation to the biotech companies themselves. This undoubtedly has opened the door for the biotech industry to push more GMOs through deregulation than ever before. That’s why a preposterous idea like GM...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/gmo-round-up...

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