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October 09, 2018 - NOW

Despite A Ban, Arkansas Farmers Are Still Spraying Controversial Weedkiller

Despite A Ban, Arkansas Farmers Are Still Spraying Controversial Weedkiller

The fields and back roads of eastern Arkansas were a crime scene this past summer. State inspectors stopped alongside fields to pick up dying weeds. They tested the liquids in farmers' pesticide sprayers. In many cases, they found evidence that farmers were using a banned pesticide [dicamba]. Dozens of farmers could face thousands of dollars in fines.

GruntVegan: Monsanto recently incorporated one component of the three enzymes into the genome of soybean, cotton, and other broadleaf crop plants, making them resistant to dicamba. Monsanto has marketed their dicamba resistant crops under the brand name Xtend.

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