Find out what you need to know about the latest food controversy and what you can do about the newest toxic pesticide that’s pending approval.
Genetically modified crops have rapidly taken over the market with the promise of lower costs and less pesticide use. But as resistance to the most common pesticides has arisen, these promises have started to fall apart. Now a new pesticide, Enlist Duo, is on the verge of being approved. Here's what you need to know.
Fact 3: We Now Use More Pesticides
Growers of genetically engineered crops in the U.S. now use more pesticides than are used in fields without genetically altered crops. This has occurred as other, more potent, pesticides that can be used at lower doses have replaced old chemicals and as weed resistance to Roundup has appeared.