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Re: Monsanto's PR problem...
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2018, 02:25:27 PM »
John Deere is putting a lot of money into robotics/ AI.  It's genius, and I'm glad to see it.

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Re: Monsanto's PR problem...
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2019, 11:33:19 PM »
weed robots in the field. worth a watch

https://gfycat.com/hoarsewiltedalleycat-r-sciences

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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2019, 10:39:15 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2022, 05:37:16 PM »
Disturbing: weedkiller ingredient tied to cancer found in 80% of US urine samples
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/09/weedkiller-glyphosate-cdc-study-urine-samples

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Re: Monsanto's PR problem...
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2022, 03:19:13 PM »
glyphosate is not the only problem...

Neonic Nation: Is Widespread Pesticide Use Connected To Grassland Bird Declines?
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/neonic-nation-is-widespread-pesticide-use-connected-to-grassland-bird-declines

*Neonic > neonicotinoids - nicotine-based pesticides which often includes seed coatings that result in the whole plant being infused with the pesticide and, according to a friend who was working on such things, could include crops genetically engineered to produce nicotinoids

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But it’s not just a concern for insects; if swallowed, a neonic-treated kernel of corn is enough to kill a jay-sized songbird, and as few as four pinhead-sized canola seeds, treated with neonics, can cause a host of sublethal effects in a sparrow-sized bird, interfering with avian metabolism, migration, fat deposition, and reproduction. Because most of the insecticide applied to a seed comes off in the soil—and because neonics are both highly persistent in the environment and easily soluble in water—they are increasingly ubiquitous in many rivers, streams, and lakes, harming populations of emergent insects on which aerial insectivores like swallows, swifts, and flycatchers depend. Not surprisingly, many ornithologists see a link between pesticide use and the fact that grassland birds, the group that may be most directly exposed to agricultural pesticides, have declined by more than half since 1970.

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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2022, 03:28:48 PM »
Silent Spring II

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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2023, 05:16:25 PM »
People exposed to weedkiller chemical have cancer biomarkers in urine – study | US news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/20/glyphosate-weedkiller-cancer-biomarkers-urine-study