How Much Roundup Do Farmers Actually Use?

I keep hearing how we farmers “douse” our crops with glyphosate; that we apply massive quantities with no concept of safety, ignoring label rates, and simply apply it as many times as we want to whatever crop we want.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s the reality.

Rise of the Superweeds

One of the arguments against GMOs has been that they caused the evolution of so-called “superweeds”, an epidemic that apparently has the world heading for a crisis. Some claim that soon we will be unable to sustain our modern agriculture techniques, and GMOs will no longer be usable. Fortunately, the reality is quite different.