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The dirt on Monsanto

(article, Culinate staff)

Back in July, Tom Philpott wrote on Mother Jones about the all-too-predictable end result of using Monsanto's Roundup Ready herbicide: weeds that have evolved to resist the chemical. (The resulting weeds, naturally, are called "superweeds.") 

This month, Philpott continues the saga, with the news that prolonged use of Roundup damages soil, encouraging the growth of harmful fungi and parasites. Oh, and the livestock that eat Monsanto's GMO crops designed to withstand Roundup Ready? They're exhibiting fertility problems. 

The feds, as usual, are ignoring the problem, while Monsanto is busy developing ultra-toxic backup poisons.