Pesticide Treadmill

Since plants and animals evolve to adapt to their environment, vast doses of herbicides, pesticides, and antibiotics are useful only temporarily – the creatures we call “pests” simply outcompete the chemicals before long. Now there’s evidence that biotech crops engineered to withstand herbicides simply give rise to the use of MORE herbicides.  According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “the use of weed killers (herbicides) in the United States has increased dramatically—by 383 million pounds—over the first 13 years of commercial production of GE crops.”   Gee, we knew someone would be happy with this news… maybe it’s the chemical companies.

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