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Mon Sep 1, 2014, 10:39 PM Sep 2014

Farmers Fighting Biotech Superweeds Told to Keep Quiet, Damage Soil [View all]


rop farmers in the Midwest are literally choking on superweeds spawned by glyphosate and other pesticides, and they are desperate for a solution. But any advice from biotech and Big Agribusiness is bad advice. Their top motivation is to sell more chemicals, not to ensure farmers have viable crops.It is clear that the lie of bio‘technology’ is affecting farms everywhere, and they have completely halted sustainable progress. Agricultural ‘experts’ are suggesting the deep tillage practice as a last-ditch resort. It won’t work and it will only cause more soil degradation. The only true answer will be to burn all GM crops and start immediate soil remediation.

Due to their original ‘suggestion’ of GM, extreme controls are now needed to fight herbicide-resistant weeds in some areas. University of Missouri weed scientist Kevin Bradley said in a report to farmers that one particularly aggressive weed that can grow 1-2 inches a day is Palmer amaranth, and farmers are seeing it everywhere.
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