Sometimes, actually having a clue about science might have been useful:
Weed resistance could mean herbicide is futile
THE world's most popular herbicide is losing its knockout punch. More and more weeds are evolving resistance to glyphosate - originally marketed by Monsanto as Roundup - but the problem could have been forestalled by farming practices enriched by a better understanding of evolution...
The solution, as any evolutionary biologist will tell you, is for farmers to vary weed-control practices so that weeds face a number of evolutionary pressures instead of just one. Monsanto recommends precisely this in its instructions to farmers. But farmers have been reluctant to reduce their use of an effective herbicide for an intangible future benefit, especially when few have experienced glyphosate-resistant weeds.
Where diverse weed control is practiced, however, resistance has not yet developed. In most of Canada, for example, farmers grow glyphosate-resistant canola in rotation with wheat and barley. They vary the herbicides used depending on the crop grown, and glyphosate-resistant weeds are unknown.
By way of rebuttal, Canada's whingers retorted, "Evolution? Well, if evolution is true and we evolved from apes, how come apes are still around? Huh? Answer that! Can't answer it, can you? I didn't think so."
You only wish I was making that up.