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• Nearly half (49 percent) of all US farmers surveyed said they have glyphosate-resistant weeds on their farm in 2012, up from 34 percent of farmers in 2011. • Resistance is still worst in the South. For example, 92 percent of growers in Georgia said they have glyphosate-resistant weeds. • But the mid-South and Midwest states are catching up. From 2011 to 2012 the acres with resistance almost doubled in Nebraska, Iowa, and Indiana. • It's spreading at a faster pace each year: Total resistant acres increased by 25 percent in 2011 and 51 percent in 2012. • And the problem is getting more complicated. More and more farms have at least two resistant species on their farm. In 2010 that was just 12 percent of farms, but two short years later 27 percent had more than one.
Originally posted by Mamatus
Monsanto will save us all! To make Soylent Green.................................
It is not just the weeds that have become Roundup tolerant. There are a couple of species of Boll Weevils that are becoming immune to pesticides as well. These types of weevils decimated crops and wracked destruction on grain supplies around the world.
Keep using the same strains of antibiotics to treat a flu and the flu simply changes it shape (simple terms). Evolution is the winner on all fronts. Bug, weeds, virus all evolve. Humans are a bit slow.