The Role of Glyphosate in Regenerative Agriculture
One way commercial farms use glyphosate is for terminating pasture fields, allowing crops to be grown on grazing lands without heavy tillage. This is not how glyphosate ends up in food.
The story of how glyphosate used on farms ends up in food goes back to the 1990’s, when ‘Roundup Ready’ corn, soybeans, and canola were introduced. Genetic modification (GM) allowed these crops to be sprayed with the herbicide Roundup to kill weeds mid-season.
Starting in the mid-2010’s, some farmers started spraying non-GM cereal and legume crops with g…