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Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Weedkiller Dicamba

In a normal year, Kevin Bradley, a professor of weed science at the University of Missouri, would have spent his summer testing new ways to control a troublesome little plant called water hemp.

 

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