Weed resistance to herbicide is a well-known, easily predicted consequence to herbicide applications.
The latest genetically engineered crops are designed to resist 2,4-D, which is so toxic that Roundup was originally touted as being the safer alternative to 2,4-Dumbstupid.
Engineering resistance to an herbicide, even multiple herbicides, will only lead to an increase in pesticide applications, and the resulting natural evolutionary process of weed populations growing resistant to the treatment. When the first herbicide resistant crops were introduced, engineered to resist glyphosate in the form of Monsanto’s Roundup products, they were touted as being a safer alternative to more toxic chemicals such as 2,4-D. However, intensive spraying of glyphosate has led to a serious rise in resistant weed populations, making farmers and agro-chemical corporations look to other, older chemicals, such as 2,4-D, to solve the problem. It was only a matter of time before weeds started to evolve resistance to these chemicals as well.
Beyond Pesticides knows their stuff:
Farmers do not have to remain stuck on a pesticide treadmill that demands ever greater amounts of synthetic inputs, including GE seeds, and rewards chemical suppliers at the expense of farm profitability and the environment. Organic agriculture is an ecologically-based management system that prioritizes cultural, biological, and mechanical production practices, and natural inputs. By strengthening on-farm resources, such as soil fertility, pasture and biodiversity, organic farmers can minimize and even avoid the production challenges that most genetically engineered organisms have been falsely-marketed as solving.
Someday someone will file a class action lawsuit against ChemAg for fraud. As long as Monsanto lawyer Michael Taylor remains in charge of Food Safety at the FDA, and Tom Vilsack advocates for ChemAg's destruction of soil at the USDA, that someone and lawsuit will never happen. We must fight to ban all synthetics from our food production.