18 Jan 2013 - KEN COOK - HUFFINGTON POST GREEN At the time, it seemed quixotic to campaign against GMOs. The FDA and USDA were blithely rolling on their backs for multinational corporations that were poised to reap billions of dollars in profit from the technology....
Had I paid more attention, I might have foreseen how badly this technology would go awry. Toxic chemicals would be slathered on crops to battle GMO-resistant pests and weeds. According to a recent study by Washington State University professor of agriculture Chuck Benbrook, the use of herbicides has increased by 527 million pounds, or 11 percent, since 1996, as more and more GMO crops have been planted.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/don-carr/another-environmentalist-apologies-gmos_b_2505033.html
THE BENBROOK STUDY
Oct 5, 2012 The Benbrook Study: SUPERWEED, SUPERPESTS: THE LEGACY OF PESTICIDES NYTimes.com http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/the-legacy-of-pesticides-superweeds-and-superpests/
BENBROOK STUDY ON GM CROPS AND PESTICIDES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2664441577/benbrook-study-on-gm-crops-and-pesticides
BENBROOK STUDY ON GM CROP AND PESTICIDES | Nourishing the Planet http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/benbrook-study-on-gm-crops-and-pesticides/
BENBROOK STUDY CONFIRMS GM CROPS LEAD TO INCREASED PESTICIDE USE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Study_Confirms_GM_crops_Increased_Pesticide_Use.php