19 Aug '11, 4pm

USDA Scientist: Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide Damages Soil - August hasn't been a happy month the for the Monsanto PR...

August hasn't been a happy month the for the Monsanto PR team. No, I'm not referring to my posts on how Gaza and Mexico don't need the company's high-tech seeds-the ones it will supposedly be "feeding the world" with in the not-so-distant future. Monsanto's real PR headache involves one of its flagship products very much in the here and now: the herbicide Roundup (chemical name: glyphosate), upon which Monsanto has built a highly profitable empire of "Roundup Ready" GM seeds. The problem goes beyond the "superweed" phenomenon that I've written about recently: the fact that farmers are using so much Roundup, on so much acreage, that weeds are developing resistance to it, forcing farmers to resort to highly toxic "pesticide cocktails." What Roundup is doing above-ground may be a stroll through the meadow compared to its effect below. According to a USDA scientist Robert Krem...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23810.cfm

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