Report Raises Alarm over 'Superweeds'

Report Raises Alarm over 'Superweeds'

There are 33 comments on the www.businessweek.com story from Feb 13, 2008, titled Report Raises Alarm over 'Superweeds'. In it, www.businessweek.com reports that:

Use of herbicides such as Monsanto's Roundup is on the rise. As weeds become resistant, environmental activists blame genetically modified crops

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“Seek the midddle path.”

Since: Dec 07

Smalltown, USA

#23 Feb 14, 2008
Martha wrote:
The most logical course might be to develop some of those superweeds into a new source for ethanol instead of using our precious food supply of corn.
Although I doubt if the superweeds listed in this article would be suitible, I agree with your sentiment. Using the "easy" to convert sugars in the corn cob is no real solution. There are gasification processes currently being refined, they should become efficient enough to make biodiesel from fast-growing weeds in a few years. And grass can already be made into pellets for building heating systems at a fraction of the cost (and environmental impact) of biodiesel from foodstuffs, not to mention pertrolium.

for an example of the gasification research:
http://www.greenbiz.com/news/news_third.cfm...

and for an example of the grass pellets:
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/March07/B...
Pray to Zeus

Tampa, FL

#24 Feb 14, 2008
No matter what you throw on them, those weeds are going to evolve immunities to it. This is the same with antibiotics. No stopping evolution.
Beware

United States

#25 Feb 14, 2008
brady wrote:
absolutly increadible. Get the bee's to pollinate for a better crop.
Oh yea there all dead too.
Shame. I had a party planned.
Does "Monsanto" cater to the poor or will they require a wholesale tax ID?
It would be interesting to know which politicians are "owned" by Monsanto. When you start f^%king with genetic structures of plants...you're bound to start the same with all (including us) animals and insects in the food chain! It's time for scientists to start giving the real scoop...not all these lame-brained hypothese on global warming. It will not make on rats-ass difference about global warming if there's nothing on earth for it to affect.
Adrian in Tacoma

Bonney Lake, WA

#26 Feb 14, 2008
Better cancel Super Hempfest...

“Seek the midddle path.”

Since: Dec 07

Smalltown, USA

#27 Feb 14, 2008
Beware wrote:
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It would be interesting to know which politicians are "owned" by Monsanto. When you start f^%king with genetic structures of plants...you're bound to start the same with all (including us) animals and insects in the food chain! It's time for scientists to start giving the real scoop...not all these lame-brained hypothese on global warming. It will not make on rats-ass difference about global warming if there's nothing on earth for it to affect.
Let me see if I understood your argument correctly.

1. We genetically modify crops, therefore we will genetically modify all living creatures including ourselves.
2. We will genetically modify all living creatures, therefore all living creatures will die.
3. Somehow this has something to do with global warming.

Is that right? Or did I miss something?

“The more things change...”

Since: Feb 08

The more they stay the same!!!

#28 Feb 14, 2008
bpaw wrote:
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Let me see if I understood your argument correctly.
1. We genetically modify crops, therefore we will genetically modify all living creatures including ourselves.
2. We will genetically modify all living creatures, therefore all living creatures will die.
3. Somehow this has something to do with global warming.
Is that right? Or did I miss something?
Here man, take a hit off this. It'll help.
John Canada

Windsor, Canada

#29 Feb 14, 2008
bill wrote:
damm there is a nashville ind?
why ?

LUMUMBA LIVES
John Canada

Windsor, Canada

#30 Feb 14, 2008
HOPE you guys don't get too pissed when you find out you're tokin' RAG WEED and DANDILIONS !! Grow your own and save a bundle .
LUMUMBA LIVES
henry

Brocton, NY

#31 Feb 14, 2008
Chances are good that the Monsanto Corporation will kill us all. Toke on that.

“Seek the midddle path.”

Since: Dec 07

Smalltown, USA

#32 Feb 15, 2008
Former Lee Warmer wrote:
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Here man, take a hit off this. It'll help.
S%§t man, that´s some good stuff. Is that genetically engineered or something?

“The more things change...”

Since: Feb 08

The more they stay the same!!!

#33 Feb 15, 2008
bpaw wrote:
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S%§t man, that´s some good stuff. Is that genetically engineered or something?
Damnstraight! Nothin' but the best for my friends.
bruce

United States

#34 Feb 15, 2008
Former Lee Warmer wrote:
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Damnstraight! Nothin' but the best for my friends.
The spike from the nerve toxin in roundup really kicks in.
iiiof4

Auburn Hills, MI

#35 Feb 16, 2008
Hell the super weed eat the south long ago, the vine that growth 2 feet a day, "Cudzoo" ? sure the spelling in not right, but that's the way it sounds, LOL

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