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Milkweed: Mother’s milk for monarch butterflies, but yield-robbing weed for farmers

Can we encourage a resurgence in butterfly-friendly milkweed populations without making farming even more challenging? ...
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Monarch butterfly, milkweed declines not driven by GMO crops, study shows

To get a better understanding of the monarch butterfly’s future, Jack Boyle built a time machine. Boyle, a Mellon Postdoctoral ...
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Protect your pets: Many agriculturally necessary plants are naturally toxic to animals

Not all plants are wholesome for foraging animals. Certain species of milkweed, for example, that are highly valued as host ...
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Scientists challenge Center for Biological Diversity report claiming monarch butterflies threatened by dicamba herbicide

Dicamba drifts. Apparently, more than expected by a lot of farmers, agriculture officials and manufacturers. But does that mean, as ...
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How to save Monarch butterflies? Banning glyphosate and planting milkweeds won’t help

According to activists, the decline of the Monarch butterfly population is primarily due to the over application of the popular ...
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How anti-GMO activists use monarch butterflies as ideological pawn

The anti-GMO movement blames GMOs on the decline of the monarch butterfly, but the problem is more complicated--the result of ...