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November 5th, 2015 / Food Insight, US

thumb.aspxAs long as farmers have been farming, crops have faced considerable damage from diseases, insects, and weeds. To combat these problems, producers use a range of crop protection products to keep their plants safe. Lately, we hear media reports about more and more weeds becoming resistant to herbicides. So what are these “superweeds”? And what do they have to do with biotech crops or “GMOs”? To shed some light on the issue, we reached out to Val Giddings, an independent consultant to clue us into what resistance is and how science and sound farming practices can help farmers keep growing an abundant and safe food supply. Read more