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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-18-06 10:11 PM
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3. Probably chemical crap that's been banned for years.
Doesn't DDT fall into that category?
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  -AP: (Roundup)-resistant weed worries farmers OKIsItJustMe  Dec-18-06 10:00 PM   #0 
  - gee, what a surprise-- I'm shocked, I tell you....  mike_c   Dec-18-06 10:03 PM   #1 
  - but is it a native weed? or an invader?  index555   Dec-19-06 01:26 AM   #19 
  - And this is such a novel development, too. There's never been such an adaptation in the history of  Katzenjammer   Dec-19-06 05:56 AM   #25 
  - No one could have predicted this, right?  Tesha   Dec-19-06 06:39 AM   #28 
  - I believe the memo was entitled "Herbicides To Select For Resistant Strains"  hatrack   Dec-19-06 07:22 PM   #40 
  - "Older growing methods that were harsher on the environment??"  ClassWarrior   Dec-18-06 10:04 PM   #2 
  - Probably chemical crap that's been banned for years.  babylonsister   Dec-18-06 10:11 PM   #3 
  - DDT is a pesticide  XemaSab   Dec-18-06 11:45 PM   #10 
     - Thanks, XemaSab. I do remember those trucks being around  babylonsister   Dec-19-06 12:15 AM   #14 
     - DDT is an insecticide. Herbicides and insecticides are both pesticides.  yellowcanine   Dec-19-06 01:34 PM   #33 
  - Before Roundup, the answer to the weeds was cultivation  Robbien   Dec-18-06 10:33 PM   #5 
  - Infamous "cotton chopping"  XemaSab   Dec-18-06 11:46 PM   #11 
  - older , harsher, chemical crap with long lifetimes  index555   Dec-19-06 01:24 AM   #18 
  - Other herbicides and more tillage, I suspect.  yellowcanine   Dec-19-06 01:31 PM   #32 
  - Atrazine springs to mind  NickB79   Dec-19-06 01:48 PM   #34 
  - Where is our modern G. W. Carver to discover a use for this 'weed'?  soothsayer   Dec-18-06 10:24 PM   #4 
  - Good point; or something non-lethal to get rid of it. nt  babylonsister   Dec-18-06 10:33 PM   #6 
  - No need for Carver: amaranth is an edible grain  Gormy Cuss   Dec-18-06 10:40 PM   #8 
  - Amaranth is an amazing plant.  Neshanic   Dec-19-06 06:03 AM   #26 
     - Yes, hardly a weed in most instances.  Gormy Cuss   Dec-19-06 09:53 AM   #30 
  - Ethanol! Syngas! Biomass!  XemaSab   Dec-18-06 11:49 PM   #12 
     - Exactly!  silverweb   Dec-19-06 03:46 PM   #36 
  - Go Monsanto, going places where no one should.  uppityperson   Dec-18-06 10:40 PM   #7 
  - Monsanto: bringing the Colour Out of Space to your dinner table  MisterP   Dec-19-06 12:54 AM   #17 
  - There are other things that Roundup doesn't kill easily  phaseolus   Dec-18-06 11:38 PM   #9 
  - If aramanth grows so easily in harsh environments, it sounds like a good alcohol crop.  truthisfreedom   Dec-18-06 11:54 PM   #13 
  - NOBODY could have predicted this  Canuckistanian   Dec-19-06 12:17 AM   #15 
  - yeah -- what part of "evolution" and "propagule dispersal" ...  Lisa   Dec-19-06 05:18 PM   #38 
     - Just ask Percy Schmeiser...  Canuckistanian   Dec-19-06 05:25 PM   #39 
  - this deserves a fifth rec please--n/t  fed-up   Dec-19-06 12:24 AM   #16 
  - Agriculture is obviously playing a very dangerous game with the Roundup-ready crops...  ryanmuegge   Dec-19-06 01:36 AM   #20 
  - gosh, are we back to pulling weeds by hand?  BareNakedLiberal   Dec-19-06 01:50 AM   #21 
  - Yeah , and pay 2-3 times as much for our dinner  index555   Dec-19-06 01:57 AM   #22 
  - return to "harsher" methods" ?  diamidue   Dec-19-06 04:28 AM   #23 
  - One more good reason  DoYouEverWonder   Dec-19-06 05:51 AM   #24 
  - While I'm no fan of Monsanto...  sendero   Dec-19-06 06:33 AM   #27 
  - The only issue I have here is the Roundup Ready Cotton  Lone_Star_Dem   Dec-19-06 02:06 PM   #35 
     - I agree with you..  sendero   Dec-19-06 05:16 PM   #37 
  - Start growing hemp!  tanyev   Dec-19-06 07:32 AM   #29 
  - uh, yeah, that'll happen. Plant adapt & change to survive...  progressoid   Dec-19-06 09:57 AM   #31 

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