07 Feb '12, 3pm

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Herbicide-resistant weeds = >use of these harmful chemicals #MonsantoFail

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Herbicide-resistant weeds = >use of these harmful chemicals #MonsantoFail

A monarch butterfly on a milkweed flower. Increased glyphosate use has been tied to loss of milkweed plants—and possibly to reduced monarch numbers. A Butterfly Effect? It is not only older, more volatile herbicides that can cause sustainability problems—widespread use of glyphosate can do damage in its own right. For example, Roundup's effectiveness (when resistant or tolerant weeds are not present) has an unfortunate consequence: glyphosate kills milkweeds in and near corn and soybean fields that were able to survive other herbicides. These milkweeds were probably not present in high enough quantities to cause substantial crop yield loss, so there is no significant benefit to killing them—but they are the required food of monarch butterfly larvae, and therefore a critical part of the annual monarch migration through the U.S. Midwest. Several recent studies show a decline...

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ucsusa.org 07 Feb '12, 4pm

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ucsusa.org 07 Feb '12, 12am

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1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: GE focus undermines simpler, cheaper, more efficient fixes #MonsantoFail

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ucsusa.org 07 Feb '12, 4pm

Monsanto's focus on GE crops is marginalizing public breeding programs, like this North Carolina research station that tes...

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Rejects world hunger solutions not involving its products #MonsantoFail

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ucsusa.org 07 Feb '12, 4pm

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1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Blocking independent research prevents informed policies #MonsantoFail

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ucsusa.org 07 Feb '12, 4pm

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Monsanto Fails UCS Test for Sustainable Agriculture

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triplepundit.com 08 Feb '12, 12pm

The first seven claims are all important and indisputable. The last claim goes right to the heart of Monsanto’s raison d’e...

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Organic Farmers Fight For Survival Against Monsanto

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csrwire.com 08 Feb '12, 3pm

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