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GE Crops Destroying Monarch Butterfly Habitat Thank you to: Roxana Robinson GM WATCH Straight to the Source

genetically modified (GM) corn and soybeans. GM crops resist glyphosphate, the active ingredient in Round-Up. Milkweed cannot. The GM switch meant the loss of eighty million acres of monarch habitat... The monarch and the milkweed will vanish. Everyone knows that economics come before beauty, commerce before conservation. Everyone knows everything legal is safe. Or maybe we all don't know this... Maybe we're not certain GM crops should predominate, playing an unknown role in our children's health. ---

--- THE MONARCH AND THE MILKWEED--NEAR MY back door is a tall, straggly plant, with an awkward shape, nearly colorless flowers. If you saw it you'd think it was a weed, and you'd be right. I planted it. When I put in plants, I hope they'll thrive. I hope

Milkweeds are the only plants on which monarchs lay eggs... Every monarch on the planet depends on milkweed.

You may have thought the problem was monarch butterfly larvae dying when they fed on Bt corn pollen, but it doesn't stop there. ...You used to see milkweeds everywhere... You see them seldom now. We're eradicating milkweed... Most monarch/ milkweed habitat occurs in farmland, vanishing at nearly 3,000 acres a day. The remaining habitat, mostly owned by agribusiness, increasingly grows

they won't be shredded by insects -- which is a risk in my garden. I don't use toxic chemicals, and it's always a race to see which comes first, the end of summer or the end of the garden. I'm tempted by chemicals: a quick misting and the aphids are gone, the walk, weed-free. Still, I don't use them. Their smooth eradicatory sweep makes me uneasy: nature works in messy ebbs and flows, but it's always worked. The wheat farmers of Sicily, for example, breadbasket of the Roman Empire, managed fine without Ortho. In my garden (and many others), plants thrive without chemicals, as they have since the first human

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