Recent on-line articles and blogs have renewed the debate concerning the safety of both genetically modified crops and the use of glyphosate in the environment. These articles have focused on the serious consequences of increased glyphosate use and the release of additional genetically modified crops such as Roundup Ready alfalfa. Evidence to support these most recent claims has not been published in scientific journals nor presented at scientific meetings. Until data to substantiate these claims is published it is difficult to evaluate the validity of the majority of these statements. Several Purdue scientists have just released a thoughtful and thorough document which clarifies some of the issues related to the claims being made. This article may be found at the following link (http://www.btny.purdue.edu/weedscience/2011/GlyphosatesImpact11.html).
REVISED: December 1, 2011