Jadeboy, this is what we have been discussing in this thread. I assume everybody would know but clearly not. Genetically engineered soybean and other crops are being widely sown in South America, Africa, and elsewhere. This soybean, etc., has been genetically modified to become resistant to Roundup; this will kill most of the existing weeds AND native vegetation of all sorts but not the soybean. This way competition from other vegetation is eliminated. Christian, it seems Roundup has a sort of hormonal effect on Cardamine hirsuta boosting is germination to abnormally succesful rates. Otherwise there is no evidence that an effect on Cardamine was among the goals when projecting the product. As a matter of fact, germination improvement of no plant was ever mentioned among the product's "benefits". However there is not the slightest doubt that this actually happens from postings in this same thread.