Both organic growers and those concerned about food security will be dismayed to learn that stronger chemical herbicides are being introduced to combat the hard-to-kill gigantic weeds which have been plaguing farmers for the past several years.
In addition to the battle against superweeds, there is a new agricultural threat emerging - the self-pollinating peach tree. Since our necessary little pollinators, honeybees, are dying off in record numbers, a self-pollinating tree is good news right? Wrong.
A Sherif Sherif research team has revealed that a recently gene in peach trees that allows the plant self-pollinate rather instead of relying upon an outside source to grow and reproduce. If the self-pollinating gene were inserted into GMO crops, it could result in their numbers contamination of farming lands across the country. Click here to read the rest of the superweeds report.