The view from Monsanto:
From the comments section:
Lee Amon says:
Showing how the number of resistant weeds has exploded. And that is supposed to reassure us?
It seems to me that there is a herbicide problem in the offing, much like the human antibiotic overuse leading to resistance.
"Starting in 1996, farmers began to plant Roundup Ready corn, soy, and cotton across millions of acres of farmland without restriction."
So it took 5 years for roundup ready resistance to develop in weeds.
Looking at the second graph it appears that the vertical scale is resistant biotypes. - so if a glyphosate only kills 20 biotypes then it has hit full resistance as shown by the flattening of the line.
It would have been more constructive to have a % of biotypes resistant out of biotypes killed as the vertical scale.
Hmmm! do we need to think of what we are doing to the planet?
Where are roundup resistant weeds found:
UK is free - no GMOs
HERBICIDE RESISTANT WEEDS BY COUNTRY
Does the rest of the map agree?