Green Drinks Bloomington presents Marti Crouch
Marti Crouch, a biologist specializing in interrelationships of agriculture and technology, will provide a presentation entitled “Going Backwards: What the New 2,4-D Resistant Crops Will Mean for Indiana’s Agriculture (And You)”. Folks in Northern Indiana have proposed renaming their region the “Giant Ragweed National Forest” now that this prominent weed has developed resistance to Roundup after widespread planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops. Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, has a “fix”: they have genetically engineered corn and soybeans to withstand higher doses of their old, iconic herbicide, 2,4-D. We’ll explore what the next generation of herbicide-resistant crops will mean for Indiana in this presentation.
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