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Roundup super weeds: Monsanto now admits they are a problem…ya think?

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Editors’ note: Isn’t it strange, after creating this mess, Monsanto is going to suddenly “create” another toxic product, patent it, and create more problems.  All of this sudden concern over a problem they created and coincidentally, just as their patent on Roundup is expiring. Now they will magically produce another product even more toxic with a new patent. Marti******************************** 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) —

“Grant said Monsanto would create a new product offering that would combine Roundup with complementary chemicals for a new weed control regimen at a lower cost than farmers are paying today.”

Monsanto Co. said on Thursday it will restructure its herbicide products in an effort to help combat the spreading environmental woes of herbicide-resistant weeds, also known as “super weeds,” which many critics have blamed on the chemical giant.

“We need to get in front of this,” Monsanto chairman Hugh Grant said in a conference call with analysts.

Grant acknowledged that weed resistance was a problem for U.S. cotton farmers, and was emerging as a bigger problem for soybean farmers. But he said the issue was not yet a big problem for corn farmers.

Monsanto is the world’s leading seed company and purveyor of the popular Roundup herbicide.

The company’s development of glyphosate-tolerant biotech soybeans, corn and cotton and its push for farmers to use its glyphosate-based Roundup with those crops has accelerated herbicide usage and consequently weed resistance to an environmentally dangerous level, critics have charged. More

AMERICAN FARMERS COPE WITH ROUNDUP-RESISTANT WEEDS (GM CROPS AND SUPERWEEDS)

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live link: NY TIMES

By WILLIAM NEUMAN and ANDREW POLLACK   Published: May 3, 2010

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DYERSBURG, Tenn. — For 15 years, Eddie Anderson, a farmer, has been a strict adherent of no-till agriculture, an environmentally friendly technique that all but eliminates plowing to curb erosion and the harmful runoff of fertilizers and pesticides.

But not this year.

On a recent afternoon here, Mr. Anderson watched as tractors crisscrossed a rolling field — plowing and mixing herbicides into the soil to kill weeds where soybeans will soon be planted.

Just as the heavy use of antibiotics contributed to the rise of drug-resistant supergerms, American farmers’ near-ubiquitous use of the weedkiller Roundup has led to the rapid growth of tenacious new superweeds.

To fight them, Mr. Anderson and farmers throughout the East, Midwest and South are being forced to spray fields with more toxic herbicides, pull weeds by hand and return to more labor-intensive methods like regular plowing.

“We’re back to where we were 20 years ago,” said Mr. Anderson, who will plow about one-third of his 3,000 acres of soybean fields this spring, more than he has in years. “We’re trying to find out what works.” More

From Monsanto, Glyphosate-Resistant Giant Ragweed Confirmed in Ontario, Plus

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by: Sandra Finely/Canada

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(1)      COMMENTARY ON MONSANTO’S NEWS RELEASE.  NO LIMITS TO THE INSANITY.

Soil sterility from accumulated “residual” chemicals.  The desperation in Monsanto’s message. 

(2)      MONSANTO’S “SCIENTISTS” REPORT …

(3)      FROM THE U.K., REPORT ON EFFECTS OF GE FOOD (YOU WON’T SEE THIS IN CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS)

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(1)     COMMENTARY ON MONSANTO’S NEWS RELEASE.  NO LIMITS TO THE INSANITY. 

Soil sterility from accumulated “residual” chemicals.  The desperation in Monsanto’s message.  More

The genetic conspiracy…about Monsanto

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Germany: Demonstrators watch as fields are destroyed containing gmo.  Allergies, insufficient testing, disregarded data, misinformation……testing that is totally inadequate.  No one can produce proof that gmo is harmless.  Super weeds are developing; people are getting sick. 

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