Every year, m
Although the plant is seen as a weed,
So, as go milkweeds in and near corn and soybeans, so goes the monarch . And milkweed has been largely wiped out by the herbicides used on GE glyphosate-resistant crops.
Over the past 20 years, the population of monarchs has plummeted over 90 percent. And while other factors contribute to this decline, scientists recognize that loss of milkweed a
Several months ago, Center for Food Safety, along with the Xerces Society , the Center for Biological Diversity , and prominent monarch biologist, Lincoln Brower, petitioned the U.S. Department of Interior to list the monarch as a threatened or endangered species. In a first step, the Department recently accepted the petition for evaluation.
How does Monsant
Not to worry. The creative folks at Monsanto have a solution
Monsanto’s website details how it plans to go about , “Helping Protect the Monarch Butterfly.” It attempts to take the high–
Its co-chair is Jerry Steiner , a long-time Monsanto vice president. And i
When it comes to saving the monarchs,
Monsanto’s website says that, after all, milkweed is a problem for farmers. I
Source: Civil Eats