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Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 12:36 pm
A: To address this issue, one must first look at the current state of herbicide resistance and then examine the definitions of "sustainable agriculture" and the recommendations of public and private weed scientists to best manage resistance. Resistance is not new, nor is it isolated to glyphosate. The first case of resistance to an herbicide was recorded in 1957, and since this time resistance has been recorded for just about every herbicide being used today.  Relative to most of... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 11:10 am
A: Wow, there are a lot of great questions here. I’ll answer them individually:First, how is biodiversity impacted by the introduction of GM crops? Biodiversity is actually enhanced by the adoption of GM crops. Those crops commercialized to date have reduced the impacts of agriculture on biodiversity through enhanced adoption of conservation tillage practices, through reduction of pesticide use and use of more environmentally benign herbicides and through increasing yields to alleviate pressure... Continue Reading