What happens when Monsanto’s modified creations get out of hand and threaten the biosphere with mutated ‘super weeds’ that continue to suffocate farmland across the entire planet?
Experts call upon farmers and government officials to return to traditional sustainable farming practices - the kind without Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
It was recently
reported by the media (despite them always being quite, and NaturalSociety and others reporting on this extensively
2011) that a “fast-spreading plague” of the super weeds is spreading
and they will not be stopped easily.
Experts are now calling for a radical change in farming practices, with time-tested traditional methods being the ultimate goal. In addition, weed scientists seek to hold a ‘summit’ or panel of sorts to address the issue in Washington.
As a leading task force member who is working with the USDA on the issue stated, this is a bi-product of rampant biotechnology that must be remedied by returning to traditional norms.
Like many other issues, the USDA has failed to address the serious concerns presented by experts over the growing super weeds in the past.
This fact is represented by the pure
numeric volume of the weeds, which now span across millions of acres
worldwide. Amazingly, resistant weeds currently cover over 4.5
million hectares (a hectare is about 2.4 acres) in the United States
alone, though experts estimate the world-wide land coverage to have
reached at least 120 million hectares by 2010. And the outcome of
this hyper resistance, of course, is excessive use of further
herbicides - which still yields virtually no results.
Meanwhile, the agency is giving Monsanto
special ‘speedy approval‘ to expedite their latest inventions into
the marketplace with extreme haste.