Browsing the "herbicide" Tag

USDA Recommends Deregulation of 2,4-D Resistant GMO Crops: What’s the Big Deal?

January 10th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Last week the USDA released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on newly developed 2,4-D resistant genetically modified corn and soybean traits. As the internet exploded with pro-biotech advocacy celebrating the move towards deregulation of yet another GMO product line, I couldn't help noticing the number of straw men participating in the debate! Just so the 'no thank you' side of the unfolding 2,4-D debacle is fairly represented, here's why some sustainability enthusiasts don't consider this potential 'alternative' even a little tiny bit preferred


Using Neural Networks to Improve Agriculture

October 12th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

Researchers are using sophisticated image processing techniques to better identify plants so that less herbicide can be used on our conventionally grown crops. This is obviously a good thing, as herbicides can be quite nasty to the environment and human health



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