Monday, April 11, 2016

Interesting Immunity

Immunization, any kind, is a serious matter that should be carefully considered; however, I want to share with you an interesting article about plant immunity that I read in The Times Union (Jacksonville, Fl) back in the beginning of January this year.

As you may know, Monsanto genetically engineered corn and soybeans to make them immune to its best-selling weed killer.  "Instead of relying on older, more harmful chemicals, farmers could douse their fields with Roundup, a product that Monsanto once advertised as less toxic than table salt" (TU).

I want to quote as stated in the Times Union article, just to show that I am not making this up all by myself.

To continue with the article:  "Two decades later, overuse of Roundup has spawned weeds that can survive spraying to grow 8 feet tall with stems as thick as baseball bats."

When I first read this article, I had to laugh.  I found myself rooting for the weed!

I had to go to the garden shed to look for weed killer.  Nope!

The weeds on the Back Forty grow freely and happily.  They certainly are not immune to me and my shovel.

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