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Old 09-11-2019, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
Some of the most common GMO's are modified specifically in order to be able to tolerate the use of pesticides (herbicides are pesticides) which they would otherwise not be able to survive. They're meant specifically to be used with pesticides.
No, herbicides are not pesticides. Pesticides kill bugs, herbicides kill weeds.

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Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
Many of the other common GMO's are modified so as to express a pesticide throughout the plant, and the whole time the plant is growing in the field. This doesn't reduce the use of the pesticide, it increases it. The fact that the application is done through the plant and not by a sprayer doesn't mean it's reducing the use.
It does, in that it keeps the pesticide inside the plant; it doesn't go off into the general environment.

Last edited by kirkrapine; 09-11-2019 at 12:05 AM.