Pesticide Use in the Cornbelt Soars As Superweeds & Other Pests Develop Resistance
Despite promises of increased yields and lowered rates of pesticide application, farmers in the corn belt are upping their use of pesticides 50% to even 100% in order to keep pace with "superweeds" and other pests that have developed immunity to glyphosate. While this may be good news in the short-term for the companies that sell GMO seed and GMO-friendly pesticides, farmers are beginning to question the "GMO miracle" and may fall back to conventional crops if the situation doesn't improve as soaring pesticide costs coupled with growing consumer doubts about the safety of GMO's are taking their toll on the market.
In the meantime, with double the amount of pesticides being used the impact upon bees, other pollinators, humans, and the environment are almost certainly not good.......
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