Dawn of the Super Weed … or Mother Nature’s Revenge

Someone else asked this question: “If we have developed herbicide resistant corn and soybeans, what do you think you’re eating with your corn and soybeans?” .

Ok, maybe the smart people who developed herbicides made sure that we did not end up eating the stuff (No corporation has ever put their bottom line ahead of the safety of their costumers, right?) but there is at least one reason to stop using herbicides: Nature will eventually adapt to render them useless.

I live in Kansas, home of the Super Weed

The above map comes courtesy of the International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds via the New York Times.

Read the article in the NYT here or read the post in everyone’s favorite Gardening Blog: Garden Rant

Over and out.


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