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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monsanto GMO Lawns: Where We Live: Grass Gets Browner




Now, Monsanto has produced ‘Roundup Ready’ soybeans, canola, corn, and others, and they’ve proven to have terrible effects over a wide area, killing many kinds of wildlife, interbreeding with non-GMO varieties, and ruining organic farms for miles. The claim is that Roundup Ready crops would lead to lower pesticide use, since you would use only what was necessary, knowing the crop wouldn’t be harmed, but the reality is pesticide use has gone up, often dramatically.

Indeed, like microbes in an environment of misused antibiotics, overuse of Roundup is breeding weeds adapted to survive it.
If the pattern holds, planting this kind of grass will grow weeds which will laugh at Roundup in the future, in the meantime leading to a pattern of escalation- more and more herbicide being dumped on lawns in an increasingly futile quest for a weedless, “perfect” lawn.
Not only that, but you won’t even own the lawn! Monsanto claims they own those genes and regularly sues innocent farmers for growing “their” crops.
The farmers didn’t even plant it; their land was polluted by GMO pollen blowing in from another farm or brought by insects.

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1 comment:

melody said...

JUST AN FYI--CANOLA IS NOT A PLANT---CANOLA IS THE RAPE SEED WHICH CANADA USES AS OIL TO LUBRICATE MACHINES....DO YOU REALLY WANT TO EAT THIS? WE DONT