November 01, 2017 GPSolo

GMOs Engender Passion (and That’s a Poor Basis for Lawmaking)

Baylen J. Linnekin

In 2017 Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee took the unusual step of temporarily banning the sale and use of dicamba, an herbicide previously approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that’s been in use for decades. The bans came after dicamba allegedly caused massive die-offs in soybean fields across these and other states. The still-unfolding story of these crop losses, totaling in the millions of dollars, is the latest chapter in a long-standing and complex battle over genetically modified organism (GMO) foods.

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