File Under 'Duh': The Rise of Superweeds

Pig weed is causing problemsOk, wait for it, this is really going to shock you: The use of Roundup-resistant GM crops has led to Roundup-resistant weeds! Now, who could have anticipated that?! From The New York Times:

Just as the heavy use of antibiotics contributed to the rise of drug-resistant supergerms, American farmers’ near-ubiquitous use of the weedkiller Roundup has led to the rapid growth of tenacious new superweeds.

To fight them, Mr. Anderson and farmers throughout the East, Midwest and South are being forced to spray fields with more toxic herbicides, pull weeds by hand and return to more labor-intensive methods like regular plowing....

Farm experts say that such efforts could lead to higher food prices, lower crop yields, rising farm costs and more pollution of land and water.

Monsanto, of course, says there's nothing to worry about...