Monsanto Supersizes Farmers' Weed Problem—but Science Can Solve It

 

When agribusiness giant Monsanto came up with its Roundup Ready system, it seemed like a superhero to farmers looking for an effective, relatively non-toxic way to fight weeds.

Alas, this was a superhero with a fatal weakness. And before farmers knew what hit them, that weakness had transformed their weed problems into a national superweed crisis.

Monsanto and its agribusiness peers say they have a solution—but it looks an awful lot like the one that failed the first time.

There's a real solution available. We call it healthy farms. It's grounded in science, it's sustainable and cost-effective, and more and more farmers are putting it into practice.

But the transition isn't easy, and farmers need new policies and more research to help them make it happen.

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The Science Behind the Video

The story behind Monsanto Supersizes Weed Problems isn't science fiction—it has become a grim reality for farmers across America. Our briefing paper, The Rise of Superweeds, explains how it happened--and what we can do about it.

This video was created by UCS member Nathan Shields of Draw4.Us.

Last Revised: April 24, 2014

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