herbicide resistance weed
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
a: A herbicide resistance weed ~
b: Antibiotic resistant bacteria
What: This occurrence bugs me. If the news reports are accurate, weeds are now becoming resistant to the herbicide Round up. This is similar to antibiotic resistance bacteria. In both situations you have selective poisons that work VERY well in the short term. But, over time, nature being what it is, a mutation pops up that causes these poisons to become ineffective. What you now have developed, unintentionally are super bugs and super weeds.
Date: May 1 2010 10:06 AM
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