Farmers Dealing with Fall-Out from Monsanto’s New GE Crops

More environmental havoc and disruption to the farming community at the hands of the Monsanto company, with over 100 complaints of pesticide drift have been reported since mid-June in the Missouri area. Seventy five to 80 complaints of pesticide misuse are typical for an entire year, according to The Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Beyond Pesticides reports:

Farmers in Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee are confronting widespread crop damage and bracing for lower yields as a result of agrichemical giant Monsanto’s botched roll-out of new genetically engineered soybean and cotton crops.

The company, whose current line of glyphosate-tolerant crops are failing to control weeds throughout the U.S. and across the globe, developed a new line of soybean and cotton with traits that make it tolerate applications of an older herbicide dicamba.

However, while its seeds are available for purchase on the market, and Monsanto is encouraging farmers to grow them, the company has yet to receive EPA regulatory approval for the dicamba herbicide meant to be used with the plants.

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