Cardamine hirsuta
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:51:18 PDT
I hate to say this but the Roundup question is getting annoying. Lets make  
it easy. If you want to kill weedy plants by non chemical means go ahead 
and do  it. But I really don't care to hear about chemical sprays on a never 
ending  basis. On the contrary  complaining about chemicals in the enviroment 
is a  waste of time.We all know they are there but if you think you can 
shut down a  major chemical company, good luck. These pesticides were developed 
after WW2.  One goal was to produce more food for developing countries to 
feed it's  citizens. In the us farmers were shown by the chemical company how 
they could  increase production and make more money. Food growing areas of 
the world have  been saturated with pesticides, It is too late after50+ 
years to get farmers not  to use these products. So while we may not like the 
situation you cannot change  it.From my latest agriculture reading bananas
are the most heavily treated food crop. I think each of us can do our  best 
by severely limiting the amount of pesticides we use in our gardens.Get rid 
 of those old chemicals at a site set up to handle them. Don't dump the  
chemicals in garbage dumps or just anywhere!  Russ  H.                         
  In a message dated 4/3/2013 3:45:43 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

Sure, this would be interesting.
You have  mentionned GM soy engineered for roundup.
Have you ever heard about any GMO  which seeds would get activated by
roundup ?
In the case of Cardamine  hirsuta, the seed is so tiny that it may be more
exposed to environemental  chemicals than bigger seeds ?

But if such GMOs do exist, one will need  to understand if it was possible
that Cardamine got polluted by the roundup  genes ?
If it is not genetic pollution, then what is it ?

Has anyone  ever observed this phenomenon somewhere else or is it my local
strain of  Cardamine only, and I'm so lucky ?

*Dr. Christian M. Lachaud,  PhD*
pbs  mailing  list

More information about the pbs mailing list