The Glut of Glyphosate

Over the past two decades, glyphosate use has risen dramatically with the advent of genetically linked crops, to the point where it is now the most commonly used pesticide, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. Reporter Greta Anderson talks with several local and regional experts on this phenomenon and its unintended consequences to farm systems and crop and soil health. Mark Rasmussen, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, provides an introduction and overview to the "unsustainable" use of this technology. Former USDA soil biologist Robert Kremer of Missouri describes his 10-year studies on the effects of glyphosate application on the rhizosphere. Meanwhile, Greta and co-host Gale Seiler talk with 39-year certified crop advisor Bob Streit of Boone about early yellowing in crops and Ed Anderson, director of research at the Iowa Soybean Association about recent findings on Sudden Death Syndrome. We cap off the show with an announcement by Sue Dinsdale of Iowa Citizen Action Network of the upcoming Iowa Citizen Action Network featuring speaker Robert Reich.

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 05/15/2015
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