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New Season of Dicamba Drift Set to Damage Crops

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

Story at-a-glance -

  • Dicamba is a next generation herbicide that evaporates in hot weather, drifts and damages crops and gardens
  • Monsanto forbade universities from drift testing the product before release
  • One peach farmer on the brink of financial ruin due to dicamba drift has taken Monsanto to court claiming the damage is the result of a questionable plan
  • To reduce your exposure to pesticides eat whole, organically-grown produce and certified grass fed meat; wash all produce before eating; use natural cleaning products and leave your shoes at the door

Monsanto, DuPont and BASF sell an herbicide responsible for damage to millions of acres across the U.S. As described in this short video, the damage is substantial and many insurance companies are balking at paying compensation for farmers’ losses.

There are 221 different pesticides found in your produce, according to a report generated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The report released in September 2018 was based on data gathered in 2017.


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