dicamba

Tractor (Photo: PXHere)

In 2017, Monsanto’s herbicide dicamba cut a path of destruction across millions of acres of farmland and habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Researchers expect that twice as much will be sprayed in 2018.1,2 Dicamba Risks Biodiversity Dicamba harms or kills any plant not specifically treated to resist it. But the problem is, the herbicide doesn’t stay where it’s sprayed. The […]
Butterfly (Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash)

In this week’s social media shares from Environmental Action: working for wolves, dicamba’s dangers and more.Social Media Shares for TwitterSocial Media Shares for TwitterMore than 11,000 people have signed our new petition for gray #wolves. Have you? 🐺 If you haven’t added your name, please sign @EnviroAction’s petition now: https://t.co/RPwCkbpHnE🐺 Already signed for wolves? RT and encourage your friends to help […]
Ban Dicamba (Photo of cropduster, illustrating herbicide dispersal)

Monsanto’s weed-killer dicamba was designed to kill unwanted plants but spare the special, genetically modified soybeans that were designed to resist it. There’s just one problem: Dicamba doesn’t stay where it’s sprayed.Dicamba gets into the air and spreads, devastating plants that the herbicide wasn’t intended for, risking our planet’s biodiversity.Whether it’s crops on adjacent farms and orchards, or flowers and trees […]