Good for the poison industry, I reckon

On July 2, I posted about  how natural selection creates organisms that resist pesticides and herbicides, and how using such poisons eventually requires the use of even more potent poisons, in greater quantities, to overcome the new poison-resistant organisms.

I just ran across an item that is further evidence.

According to research at Missisippi State, Mississippi cotton growers averaged nearly eight sprays for plant bugs last year, nearly twice the average for 2006 and three times more than 10 years ago.

Over 550,000 tons of pesticides were sold in the US last year.  Stubborn or ignorant farmers are good for the chemical companies.  Meanwhile the bugs shrug it off and just keep coming.

Go figure.

Grace and Peace

 

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