A Quick Thought on Superweeds

This National Geographic story certainly does have a lot of good information in it, so its worth a read and provides some different viewpoints on GMOs and ends with a story on organic farming benefits. To add to the story, I thought it was important to add one piece in the GMO arena: SUPERWEEDS.

It is vitally important to note the concern of superweeds caused by GMO crops and the chemicals involved. This is escalating and requires even more chemicals now to deal with superweeds. In a nutshell, the chemicals/technology developed with GMO crops works to kill the weeds on the land where GMO crops are planted. But…there are some species of plants (which we call superweeds) that are immune to this technology, so they run rampant and can overtake the farmland. In response, one action is that the company or farmer would then need to apply yet another dose of chemicals on the farm land to deal with these superweeds.

Here are three stories about superweeds:
http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/1460/roundup-resistance-leading-more-chemicals-study-finds/5

http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/1176/new-gm-crops-could-make-superweeds-even-stronger/5

http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/front-lines-farmers-struggle-against-chemical-resistant-weeds

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Poetry: Lively Stock’s Path

Calf growing, grass lengthening, morning dew and baby breath
Shadow of bird flying overhead, mother’s milk
Mother’s eyes, gateway to soul of sacrifice
Stomach system of four, flowing warmth
Rancher’s Love, grazing patterns, noble butcher

Bone marrow, life’s dessert
Osso buco, big apple, liver and heart, bones and stones
Protein of grass greatness, omega, oh Mega, omega
Rich fat, collagen, ligament, tendon, veins

Medium rare, dripping nutrients, sprinkle of sea salt
Steak knife working, cutting through it all, little by little
Last cut, letting go, free from hanging on
First bite, 44 unique chews

Taste with gratitude, elements contributing
Loving, nourishment, beings helped
Cowhide warming the cabin floor