Friday, May 11, 2012

Dow Corn - What's to Love?

Here's a great idea - Let's create a corn  that can withstand 2,4-D, a powerful herbicide that was used in Agent Orange during the Vietnam War and may cause cancer and hormone disruption, because weeds are becoming more resistant to Roundup.  Maybe after this, we can create a corn that can withstand Agent Orange itself.

Dow Corn, Resistant to a Weed Killer, Runs into Opposition - New York Times, April 25, 2012

"Short sighted businessmen, ah, nothing lasts for long..." - Joni Mitchell


  1. Mother nature seems to be playing along with our attempt to industrialize her for now. But she's too diverse and beautiful to play along forever. She'll get tired of it for sure. I hope I'm not her target when she finally does!

  2. Perhaps you should just hoe a little bit more ?
    I also plant Beetroot and Salads between the sweetcorn.