Proof that Monsanto’s Roundup Ready creates weed resistance – Puts the responsibility back on the farmer

By April Reeves

Monsanto is always trying to convince North Americans that Roundup Ready is safe and won’t create resistance, but in Australia, farmers sign on the dotted line to keep vigil over their use of the chemical.

However, the ministry flagged the importance of farmers following procedures to avoid any threat of weedkiller resistance being spread to surrounding plants.

“Effective stewardship of Roundup Ready varieties is important in minimizing the risk of developing glyphosate-tolerant weeds,” a report of the crop trials said.

Monsanto imposes smallprint on buyers of its GM seed range that they inform neighboring farmers, permit official inspections and undertake “weed walks” after glyphosate sprays to see if resistance is spreading.”

Is this not a direct admission to a problem? Those of us who protest these chemicals already know of Roundup’s hazards, yet our governments go on blindly approving it.

Now Monsanto is putting the responsibility onto the farmer. “It’s your problem if something goes wrong” seems to be the statement here.

Why would any farmer WANT to take this on? Does this now open up the farmer to potential law suits from anyone?

Please continue to eat Organic as much and whenever you can.


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