Some good news about glyphosate... but does it matter?

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Opinion

A recent report out of Ontario tells a good news story about the much beleaguered herbicide glyphosate. Put simply, the rumours are true — the massive move to herbicide tolerant (Roundup Ready) genetics in corn and soybeans in Ontario has drastically reduced the total amount of active herbicide ingredients applied per acre, even while corn and soybean yields have increased. What’s more, while total active ingredient per acre has declined, the rate of glyphosate use has skyrocketed. One is directly correlated to the other. And this is good news, as glyphosate is far less toxic to humans, animals, and the…

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