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Earlier this year, Monsanto commercially launched its Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans—a product undoubtedly attractive to soy farmers. The new seeds not only promised higher yields, but it would be a new tool in a soy farmer’s arsenal to battle superweeds that have evolved to resist the herbicide glyphosate, aka Roundup. Xtend soybeans are genetically altered to withstand both glyphosate and an existing herbicide called dicamba. But in reality, the promise of Monsanto’s splashy new bean appears to be short-sighted, leaving farmers with the much worse end of the bargain.
Etiquetas: dicamba, en, Monsanto