And gardeners have a Dutch doctor to thank for the rst appearance of the all-pervasive super weed
in the UK almost 175 years ago.
is abandoning forecasts and Some of the categories are right up my street - Smallest Carrot (must be visible to naked eye!), Super Weed
(longest, deepest-rooted, most indestructible etc), Mankiest to its Hotline Apple (nothing contagious to humans), Heaviest Sponge Cake (exhibits over 100kg to be judged outside) and - my favourite - The Unfinished Craft Item You Wish You'd Never Started.
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Delaware (UD) have discovered that changing climate is making the tall, tasseled reed Phragmites australis, a 'super weed
', more powerful that it has become one of the most invasive plants in the United States.
Knotweed, inset, has been found at Hood Street Railway station, Barry.
They say that GMOs have created super weeds
that resist glyphosate.
Researchers warn that there are no long-term, large-scale tests to prove the safety of genetically modified food, highlighting potential dangers to include allergic reaction, increased toxicity, resistance to antibiotics, spread of super weeds
, harm to other organisms and demise of safe pesticides.
For a few years now, US farmers have been complaining of "super weeds
" that can withstand glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup (as well as some 700 other products).
creation of super weeds
which can overwhelm natural vegetation, and 3) risks incidental to the technology, such as potential domination of world agriculture by the multinationals who have proprietary rights over the technology.
For example, in the US, since cultivating GM crops with a tolerance of glyphosate-based herbicides, many farmers have been beset by "super weeds
" that have a resistance to herbicides and farmers have had to turn to ever more toxic herbicides to tackle these weeds, claims Mayet.
By 2012, only 16 years after the first GMO crops were released, between 70 and 80 million acres of croplands had been affected by what scientists now refer to as herbicide-tolerant "super weeds
," according to Penn State University weed scientist David Mortensen, Ph.D.
There is also the emerging reality of "super weeds
." More than 20 resilient species of weed have developed resistance to glyphosate due to overuse, including Kochia weed in Alberta and Canada fleabane at nearly 80 sites in Ontario.
We found that much of the commentary is written as though we all know what GM is and does--but then often gets it wrong, talking about "zombie seeds" and "super weeds