Mass-poisoning: Monsanto’s toxic new pesticide can go airborne

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: Samantha Debbie
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

As glyphosate is increasingly scrutinized due to its carcinogenic effects, Monsanto has quietly invested more than $1 billion in a new (and more toxic) herbicide called dicamba. The chemical is used in conjunction with other herbicides, including glyphosate, to kill broad-leafed weeds.

One of its biggest disadvantages is that compared to glyphosate, dicamba is “much more ‘volatile,’ meaning it easily becomes airborne and drifts away from where it is applied,” according to Modern Farmer.

“Historically, dicamba has been used in agriculture primarily as a pre-emergent (applied to the soil to kill weed seeds prior to planting a crop), since it could not be applied directly to crop plants.

“But this spring farmers began planting Monsanto’s new soybeans on about 1 million acres in the US, and have been spraying their fields with dicamba (to kill an especially pernicious strain of glyphosate-resistant pigweed)—which then drifts on the wind, damaging soybeans on other farmers’ fields that are not resistant to the herbicide.”

Dicamba is more toxic than glyphosate, a probable human carcinogen

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