Roundup Round-Up

Cutting Through the Weeds on the World’s Favorite Weed-Killer

T he Wall Street Journal recently spotlighted the growing number of lawsuits implicating Roundup, a weed-killing spray used in virtually all industrial GMO farming.

Monsanto developed the chemical in the 70s, along with GMO seeds with immunity to the active ingredient —glysophate — so machines can spray it liberally (~1 lb. per acre per year) without killing the crop.

It’s big business, and Bayer AG took a gamble last year by buying Monsanto in…