The area of U.S. cropland infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds has expanded to 61.2 million acres in 2012, according to a survey conducted by Stratus Agri-Marketing. Nearly half of all U.S. farmers interviewed reported that glyphosate-resistant weeds were present on their farm in 2012, up from 34% of farmers in 2011. The survey also indicates that the rate at which glyphosate-resistant weeds are spreading is gaining momentum; increasing 25% in 2011 and 51% in 2012. – excerpt from Farm Industry News Article, January 13, 2013
Sleuth 4 health asks – so what happens next? More and stronger pesticide resistant genes spliced into crops? When will it end? How will it end? Can it end?