Save Monarch Butterflies

A new study from researchers from the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University suggests that the increased use of genetically modified crops may be causing monarch butterfly population declines

The number of monarch eggs in the Midwestern United States declined by 81 percent during a period that GM crops became more common on U.S. farms, 1999- 2010.

The widespead use of the herbicide, Roundup, sprayed on fields on genetically modified corn and soybean crops, is killing milkweed; the plant on which monarchs lay their eggs.

We ask the EPA to restict the use of the herbicide, Roundup, and consider current reseach to protect the monarch butterfly.

SOURCE: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/us_monarch_butterfly_decline_may_be_linked_to_gm_crop_use_study_says/3380/

Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
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A new study from researchers from the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University suggests that the increased use of genetically modified crops may be causing monarch butterfly population declines


The number of monarch eggs in the Midwestern United States declined by 81 percent during a period that GM crops became more common on U.S. farms, 1999- 2010.


The widespead use of the herbicide, Roundup, sprayed on fields on genetically modified corn and soybean crops, is killing milkweed; the plant on which monarchs lay their eggs.


We ask the EPA to restict the use of the herbicide, Roundup, and consider current reseach to protect the monarch butterfly.

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