Farmers lean heavily on glyphosate; U.S. averages 13 ounces an acre

U.S. farmers use glyphosate more widely and more intensively than any other weedkiller, says researcher Charles Benbrook in a paper published today in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe. Benbrook says growers applied nearly 250 million pounds (125.4 million kg) of the chemical in 2014. That’s nearly 10 times the amount used two decades ago and… » Read More

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