Monsanto’s Roundup killing monarch butterflies

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This video is called Complete Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly.

From Sylvia Fallon’s Blog in the USA:

As monarch butterflies plummet, it’s time to rethink the widespread use of our nation’s top weedkiller

February 24, 2014

Today NRDC is calling on EPA to re-examine the widespread use of glyphosate, commonly called Roundup, in light of its impacts on monarch butterflies. Glyphosate was last approved by EPA in 1993 before the adoption of genetically modified crops that are tolerant to its use, known as “Roundup Ready” crops. Now, however, Roundup Ready corn and soy dominate the agricultural system and the use of glyphosate has skyrocketed tenfold to 182 million pounds annually. As a result, milkweed – which is the sole food source for monarch butterfly larvae – has all but been eliminated from farm fields across the Midwest.

At the same time that spraying of glyphosate…

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