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GMO Crops Accelerate Herbicide and Insecticide Use While Mainstream Media Gets It Wrong

GMO Crops Accelerate Herbicide and Insecticide Use While Mainstream Media Gets It Wrong

More than 99 percent of GMO acreage is engineered by chemical companies to tolerate heavy herbicide (glyphosate) use and/or produce insecticide (Bt) in every cell of every plant over the entire growing season. The result is massive selection pressure that has rapidly created pest resistance—the opposite of integrated pest management where judicious use of chemical controls is applied only as necessary. Predictably, just like overuse of antibiotics in confined factory farms has created resistant “supergerms” leading to animals being overdosed with ever more powerful antibiotics, we now have huge swaths of the country infested with “superweeds ” and “superbugs ” resistant to glyphosate and Bt, meaning more volume of more toxic pesticides are being applied.

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2014/09/29/gmo-crops-accelerate-herbi...

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