Im seeing that, among the subsistence farmers like the AMish, there is a new strategy that invloves a developing savvy in genetics. The new theory is that
1 We wont try to murder the broadleaf weeds by burning down the fields.
2Instead, we apply a dose of Roundup followed by a dose of stuff like 2,4 D or Dicamba (greatly diluted). These diluted values will render the plants that make it through--STERILE. So in good Darwinian mthods of "Artificial Selexction", there will be no DNA passing through to a next generation cause there will be NO NEW GENERAQTION>
MWAH HA HA HA.
Its getting kinda like a Bram SToker novel in Ag around here.
So, I think that Monsanto, in ramping up its Roundup Ready ****, may have to deal with this grassroots (so to speak) method of weed control . Its a way that doesnt involve special investments in one company's product.
As I said before, Roundup is OFF PATENT now so that anyone can make Glyphosate and sell it cheaply. Dicamba and 2,4 D have been off patent for years so to come up with a watered down version of "Agent Orange" and use it as a sterilizing agent, is just AGriculture catching up with technology.
I, of course, wouldnt eat anything thus grown, nor would I drink milk flavored with a 2,4 D pasture treatment.