Even Harvard has bowed to the Biotech Giants, stating that herbicide use is “ubiquitous” and may or may not increase with the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. However, GM crops accounted for 45.2% of the global glyphosate market in 2012 and have been increasingly cultivated. Without GMOs, there would be a great decrease in the use of carcinogenic glyphosate.
The biotech industry says that GM crops reduce the use of pesticides worldwide. This claim is blown out of the water by a new report using global glyphosate market research. The report exposes the link between increased GM crop cultivation and increased use of glyphosate-based products, like Monsanto’s Roundup.
The glyphosate market will reach U.S. $8.79 billion by 2019, and GM crop cultivation is contributing to it. This is according to the Transparency Market Research (TMR) report entitled “Glyphosate Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 – 2019.”
The organophosphate glyphosate is one of the most widely used weed killers on the market today. It was patented specifically to be used with Roundup-ready (glyphosate-resistant) GM crops. Since its introduction in 1974, sales have skyrocketed.
In the past few years, however, countries have begun to consider banning glyphosate due to increasing knowledge of its effects, and others have taken even more solid action against the herbicide chemical. The WHO’s IARC cancer research arm calls the chemical ‘probably carcinogenic,’ and additional reports from the EU confirm the herbicide’s toxicity.
These possible bans on glyphosate as well as new regulations on the use of GM crops could somewhat limit the overall growth of the herbicide’s market. TMR’s report, however, notes that the growing adoption of GM crops, especially in developing countries, is one of the major factors that drives the global glyphosate market. Cultivation of GM crops such as soybean, rapeseed, maize, and cotton is expected to increase the demand for glyphosate.
The report also divides the glyphosate market into segments: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. The glyphosate market is expected to grow largest over the forecast period in economies in China and Asia Pacific.
Key vendors of glyphosate named in the report include: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Monsanto Company, Nufarm Ltd., Syngenta AG, Dow AgroSciences LLC, and Nantong Jiangshan Agrochemical & Chemicals Co., Ltd.
7 thoughts on “Global Glyphosate Herbicide Market IS Driven by Genetically Modified Crops”
Poor Chrissy seems to forget all the pesticides that glyphosate has replaced, not to mention how many insecticides bt crops have eliminated. One would wonder why she only tells the part of the story that benefits her misguided beliefs.
Yes she left out the damaged DNA contained within the GE crops and their devastating effects through cross pollination.
These effects are being hidden and not discussed, even though their presence is very obvious.
The increase of roundup tolerant super weeds is a direct cause of the increase in crop chemical cocktails. So yes, roundup is responsible as are the GE crops.
One would wonder, when your going to stop spreading lies and displaying fascist ideologies by denying the right to know and continuing to support the destruction of the Nations ecosystem for corporate profit.
Once again you prove that you are no more than a stooge by not having a clue of what you are talking about. If farmers had used a “chemical cocktail” of multiple modes of action there would be no “super weeds”. The problem is farmers have for to long used only roundup. Even then you are foolish enough to think that companies are making a fortune off of glyphosate. When in reality it is the lowest priced herbicide on the market. Syngenta even recently announced they are discontinuing their glyphosate product Touchdown not do to bad sales, but to huge losses trying to compete with the generic market. You really need to grow up and get an education, or take yourself out of the gene pool because you are a waste there mommies little moron.
I don’t get paid as a freelance troll, that kind of takes the wind out of your opinion and scripted responses and childish bashing of any who oppose your fascist agenda.
And at least I don’t support fascism or the Alinsky methods.
The genetic mutilation promoters caused the superweeds, very well documented fact.
If I wasn’t in the gene pool, you would have been run out of town a long time ago.
Again more fodder, you claim I get paid, but again you are wrong. I do this because I’m passionate about refuting your lies. I’m also always amazed by your sides argument that roundup crops could never happen naturally, but weeds can occur not in a lab, but thanks to Mother Nature. You are a total fool, please keep posting as you are only providing proof to the uninformed and humor to those that know the truth.
You are a freelance.
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