07 Nov '11, 5pm

Environmental groups sue U.S. over GMO crops in wildlife refuges

Environmental groups sue U.S. over GMO crops in wildlife refuges

In the suit, the plaintiffs state that studies have shown that cultivation of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered crops such as Roundup Ready soybeans and corn dramatically increases the use of herbicides. The primary herbicide used on U.S. farmland is glyphosate - the main ingredient in Roundup - and heavy use of glyphosate has been degrading the soil ecosystem and polluting wetlands, streams, lakes, and rivers, some studies have shown, the plaintiffs said.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/st...

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