Agriculture’s Biggest Threat

The New York Times reporting today that Roundup-resistant superweeds may force farmers to go back to their pre-Roundup ways.

“It is the single largest threat to production agriculture that we have ever seen,” said Andrew Wargo III, the president of the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts.

Meanwhile, Businessweek notes a shift in focus for seed sellers, including Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta, all of which are working on drought-resistant crops.

With agriculture accounting for 70% of global freshwater use, “The biggest single issue in farming going forward is…water availability,” says Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant.

[Note: I made a small edit for precision]