Controversial weedkiller could spell big trouble for monarch butterflies: Report

butterfly on flowerFrom Environmental Health News, March 2, 2018.

Environmental group reports over the next year more than 60 million acres of the monarch’s US migratory habitat will be sprayed with dicamba

By 2019, a weed killing chemical—designed to be used in tandem with genetically modified cotton and soybean seeds—is projected to be sprayed on more than 60 million acres of monarch butterfly U.S. migratory habitat, according to a report released today by the Center for Biological Diversity.

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