I won't mention any names, but certain herbicides have been applied to our poor, suffering planet for decades now, yet there seem to be just as many weeds as ever. Seems like we're losing the battle despite all the poisons — just another example of how conventional methods really don't work.
Commonly used herbicides have significant effects on the environment, such as toxicity to wildlife, especially amphibians and fish. Toxicity to humans is also a considerable problem; instances of acute and chronic health problems are numerous and well documented. Finally, some weeds are developing resistance to herbicides, becoming superweeds that nothing can control. Because good alternatives are available, you have little or no reason to use herbicides any longer.
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