Is Glyphosate the Next Honeybee?

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When I’m knee-deep (ankle, for most of you) in discussions about challenges in agriculture, I often ask, “What’s the next bee?” I’m used to the funny looks I get, but what I mean, once I clarify, is what is the next issue in agriculture that will be debated and perhaps regulated not necessarily on the merits of science and research but on perception, perceived risk, and consumer preference? It would seem that glyphosate (a.k.a. RoundUp) is it. There are three pieces of evidence I’m drawing on here: One, the recent push from oat buyers to find “glyphosate free” oats; two,…

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