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New Dicamba Herbicide Wreaks Havoc Across the US

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  • The rapid emergence of glyphosate-resistant superweeds has led to the development and use of even more toxic herbicides, including dicamba, which has been clearly linked to non-Hodgkins lymphoma
  • Dicamba is an extremely potent and volatile toxin that is banned during growing season. Monsanto’s new weed killer, XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, designed for use with dicamba-resistant seeds, is supposed to be less prone to vaporization and drift
  • Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee are now investigating thousands of dicamba damage reports; an estimated 3.1 million acres have been damaged by dicamba drift this season

By Dr. Mercola

While the chemical technology industry, led by Monsanto, claimed genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate-resistant crops would reduce the need for herbicides, usage has steadily and significantly risen since the advent of GE seeds. What's worse, the rapid emergence of chemical-resistant superweeds has led to the development and use of even more toxic herbicides.


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