14 May '12, 12pm

A growing problem: Notes from the ‘superweed’ summit

Does Grist food news knock off your socks? Leave a tip in our farmbox. (Why are we rhyming in phrases so terse? Grist’s been cursed by verse! ) Last week, the National Academy of Sciences hosted a summit to discuss “superweeds,” or the widespread problem of herbicide-resistant weeds currently afflicting millions of farm acres across the United States. Superweeds — the “weeds that man can no longer kill !” — have been in the news for several years . All across the Midwest and Southeast farmers have been photographed and filmed standing in fields surrounded by the giant plants . They bemoan the cost of pesticides and point to industrial rows of crops that don’t have a chance when up against feisty weeds that grow up to three inches a day. Superweeds have been especially likely to appear alongside genetically engineered (GE) crops , which are engineered to withstand large amo...

Full article: http://grist.org/industrial-agriculture/a-growing-problem...

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