Now that Keith has decided the genetically modified organisms are the best club to bash hippies and bunnies with, Eli has figured out the solution to the coming jellyfish is the only thing in your fridge epoch
Business as usual: We will choke down jellyfish burgers.
Adaptation: Monsanto will engineer better tasting jellyfish burgers to choke down.
Mitigation: The Pielkesphere don't do that.
Looks like the use of Round-up Ready crops has hit the wall, in what, 20 years.
The area of U.S. cropland infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds has expanded to 61.2 million acres in 2012, according to a survey conducted by Stratus Agri-Marketing.Which means, pretty much, if there is an environmental advantage to any GMO, it is going to spread into the wild in about the time needed to grow up for college. So if we want to introduce something new, it had damn well better be something we want our grandbunnies to live with. Not saying that there are not such things (maybe Golden Rice, for example), but we better be prepared and ready for the spread.
Nearly half (49%) of all U.S. farmers interviewed reported that glyphosate-resistant weeds were present on their farm in 2012, up from 34% of farmers in 2011. The survey also indicates that the rate at which glyphosate-resistant weeds are spreading is gaining momentum, increasing 25% in 2011 and 51% in 2012.