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(The New York Times)   Roundup-resistant weeds may require more frequent plowing, according to your mom   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2010-05-04 3:12:49 PM  
Hmmmm.....Superweed......
 
2010-05-04 3:13:45 PM  
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Prevents broad leaves and brown beans!

/we're simple people of the soil. You know, morons.
 
2010-05-04 3:13:48 PM  
I am Ian Malcolm's complete lack of surprise.
 
2010-05-04 3:14:03 PM  
Hmmmm... plowing your mom.
 
2010-05-04 3:15:56 PM  
Meh, just keep genetically engineering crops that can live through being sprayed with ever more toxic herbicides and pesticides. What's the worst that could happen?
 
2010-05-04 3:17:04 PM  
Your mom trimmed my bush...wait

Also, yes, no shiat, my neighbors spray that roundup all the time and it kills my grass, the jerks.
 
2010-05-04 3:20:38 PM  
Nope, not a thing wrong with this picture.
 
2010-05-04 3:21:14 PM  
I long for the days of another incest event in Japan with partially open blinds and lots of mom plowing...and, the resulting epic Fark thread.
 
2010-05-04 3:24:18 PM  
As Mr. Anderson states in the article, killing all the copies of the weed makes the remaining ones more powerful.

"We're back to where we were 20 years ago," said Mr. Anderson... "We're trying to find out what works."

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2010-05-04 3:24:32 PM  
I'm not sure if subby is making fun of the sexual preferences of my mom or my ability to care for my lawn...
 
2010-05-04 3:24:45 PM  

ikapoz: Meh, just keep genetically engineering crops that can live through being sprayed with ever more toxic herbicides and pesticides. What's the worst that could happen?


Zombie corn?
 
2010-05-04 3:25:49 PM  
Congrats, Monsanto.
 
2010-05-04 3:28:02 PM  
Von Wex
I'm not sure if subby is making fun of the sexual preferences of my mom or my ability to care for my lawn...

Why not both?


Bada Bum Tishhhh

/I'm here all week, tip your waitress.
 
2010-05-04 3:29:31 PM  

Oznog: ikapoz: Meh, just keep genetically engineering crops that can live through being sprayed with ever more toxic herbicides and pesticides. What's the worst that could happen?

Zombie corn?


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//Obligatory
 
2010-05-04 3:29:40 PM  
/tin foil hat on

Monsanto released the Roundup resistant weeds because the patent ran out for Roundup. They will soon release a new, patented herbicide along with their new, patented seeds and make billions.

/tin foil hat off
 
2010-05-04 3:30:09 PM  
having just plowed your mom I can say she does know what shes talking about... I did particularly like plowing her back forty.
 
2010-05-04 3:30:59 PM  
F*ck RoundUp. F*ck Monsanto.
 
2010-05-04 3:31:47 PM  

Ecobuckeye: Congrats, Monsanto.


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"You're welcome"
 
2010-05-04 3:34:34 PM  
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Time to dust off the good stuff...
 
2010-05-04 3:35:31 PM  
I just can't wait for the nutrition resistant food crop that makes its own herbicide.
 
2010-05-04 3:38:32 PM  

Snacktastrophe: F*ck RoundUp. F*ck Monsanto.


Hey now, don't forget the good folk at Bayer CropSciences.
 
paj
2010-05-04 3:39:06 PM  
Suck it, water table.
 
2010-05-04 3:39:07 PM  
Address all complaints to the Monsanto Corporation!

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2010-05-04 3:41:34 PM  
All your MRSA are belong to us (crops)?
 
2010-05-04 3:41:37 PM  

Dorf11: Snacktastrophe: F*ck RoundUp. F*ck Monsanto.

Hey now, don't forget the good folk at Bayer CropSciences.


Aren't they the guys that make the "bee-safe" pesticide that may not be so bee safe?
 
2010-05-04 3:42:16 PM  

ikapoz: Meh, just keep genetically engineering crops that can live through being sprayed with ever more toxic herbicides and pesticides. What's the worst that could happen?


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2010-05-04 3:47:18 PM  

crab66: ikapoz: Meh, just keep genetically engineering crops that can live through being sprayed with ever more toxic herbicides and pesticides. What's the worst that could happen?


Im going to turn into Mark Wahlberg? Fark you Monsanto!
 
2010-05-04 3:48:52 PM  
Coincidentally I started watching a movie last night that's all about this. It's all about how Monsanto is lying and taking small farmers to court in order to control their monopoly on seeds.

The Future of Food (new window)
 
2010-05-04 3:51:50 PM  
God 1, Man 0
 
2010-05-04 3:51:54 PM  

Oznog: ikapoz: Meh, just keep genetically engineering crops that can live through being sprayed with ever more toxic herbicides and pesticides. What's the worst that could happen?

Zombie corn?


I'm starting to like you a whole hell of a lot, Oznog.
 
2010-05-04 3:52:55 PM  

BigNumber12: God Evolution 1, Man 0


FTFY.
 
2010-05-04 3:55:58 PM  

AlHarris31: /tin foil hat on

Monsanto released the Roundup resistant weeds because the patent ran out for Roundup. They will soon release a new, patented herbicide along with their new, patented seeds and make billions.

/tin foil hat off


A few years ago I'd have laughed. Now I want to invest in tin foil. Seems like a good business model actually. If you are already messing with the genes to make crops resistant, not all that difficult to oops a few weeds too. But what would be the motivation? I hone$tly can't hazard to gue$$
 
2010-05-04 3:57:11 PM  

Brick-House: having just plowed your mom I can say she does know what shes talking about... I did particularly like plowing her back forty.


you sound like you need antibiotics.
 
2010-05-04 3:57:25 PM  

meat0918: BigNumber12: God Evolution 1, Man 0

FTFY.


No, silly, that's not evolution at all (new window).
 
2010-05-04 3:59:03 PM  
If frequent plowing becomes necessary again, "that is certainly a major concern for our environment," Ken Smith, a weed scientist at the University of Arkansas, said.

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I think I chose the wrong career.
 
2010-05-04 4:00:58 PM  
And now, we get to experience what farmers south of the border have been complaining about for a while. Monsanto, you and your legion of lawyers can now go fall off a cliff.
 
2010-05-04 4:02:44 PM  
2,4D is the active weed killing ingredient in most lawn care products. That is what gives it that chemically smell. FWIW.
 
2010-05-04 4:03:47 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Oznog: ikapoz: Meh, just keep genetically engineering crops that can live through being sprayed with ever more toxic herbicides and pesticides. What's the worst that could happen?

Zombie corn?

I'm starting to like you a whole hell of a lot, Oznog.


We do what we can.

IIRC X-Files had some kind of weird super-bees due to pollinating genetically modified crops... I guess that was the Fight The Future movie. It wasn't especially memorable. The market for GMO-gone-wrong zombie invasion remains woefully unexploited.
 
2010-05-04 4:04:21 PM  
Glyphosate resistant plant varieties have been popping up for years. One of the most amusing is glyphosate resistant Coca in Columbia (among other places) that the USA! War on Drugs is directly responsible for.

Pretty good article on it is here. (new window)
 
2010-05-04 4:05:00 PM  

Ecobuckeye: meat0918: BigNumber12: God Evolution 1, Man 0

FTFY.

No, silly, that's not evolution at all (new window).


So basically that's like saying that new books aren't actually literature because all the letters have already been invented? Can I use that argument against the Bible itself?
 
2010-05-04 4:05:14 PM  

Ecobuckeye: meat0918: BigNumber12: God Evolution 1, Man 0

FTFY.

No, silly, that's not evolution at all (new window).


I read things like that, and weep because they are speaking about evolution(a trait becoming more dominant in response to environmental changes) and accept that it is happening, but somehow they go and disavow that evolution is occurring.
 
2010-05-04 4:05:17 PM  

AlHarris31: /tin foil hat on

Monsanto released the Roundup resistant weeds because the patent ran out for Roundup. They will soon release a new, patented herbicide along with their new, patented seeds and make billions.

/tin foil hat off


Yeah, you should pay us some money, we'll take care of this little problem for you. It would be a shame, you know, if something happened to your crops.

/yeah, they'd do it.
 
2010-05-04 4:10:59 PM  
Just pay high school kids to walk up and down the rows with machetes to hack out the horseweed. I did it. It strongly encouraged me to focus on my studies and avoid manual labor as a career option.
 
2010-05-04 4:14:12 PM  

Oznog: Gyrfalcon: Oznog: ikapoz: Meh, just keep genetically engineering crops that can live through being sprayed with ever more toxic herbicides and pesticides. What's the worst that could happen?

Zombie corn?

I'm starting to like you a whole hell of a lot, Oznog.

We do what we can.

IIRC X-Files had some kind of weird super-bees due to pollinating genetically modified crops... I guess that was the Fight The Future movie. It wasn't especially memorable. The market for GMO-gone-wrong zombie invasion remains woefully unexploited.


There hasn't been a real monster-plants-take-over-the-world since "Day of the Triffids" and that was spectacularly bad. Start writing.
 
2010-05-04 4:14:22 PM  
Monsanto has vigorously defended the Roundup-ready gene by taking farmers to court, can they be held responsible for this?
 
2010-05-04 4:15:55 PM  

bigphilmd: Coincidentally I started watching a movie last night that's all about this. It's all about how Monsanto is lying and taking small farmers to court in order to control their monopoly on seeds.

The Future of Food (new window)


That movie is crap. That farmer purposefully collected the seed from plants he knew were glyphosate-resistant.
 
2010-05-04 4:20:15 PM  

Snacktastrophe: F*ck RoundUp. F*ck Monsanto.


+1
 
2010-05-04 4:21:21 PM  
Or we could stop jerking around and build hydroponic greenhouses.
 
2010-05-04 4:22:02 PM  

EmployeeOfTheMinute: Monsanto has vigorously defended the Roundup-ready gene by taking farmers to court, can they be held responsible for this?


Have you seen Food Inc. yet? I have a hard time eating that crap after seeing that. Monsanto=evil
 
2010-05-04 4:22:14 PM  

Chagrin: bigphilmd: Coincidentally I started watching a movie last night that's all about this. It's all about how Monsanto is lying and taking small farmers to court in order to control their monopoly on seeds.

The Future of Food (new window)

That movie is crap. That farmer purposefully collected the seed from plants he knew were glyphosate-resistant.


The point, it went that way --------------------------------->
 
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