The federal government is pushing to ban herbicide-tolerant crops and genetically modified crops from the U.S. soil.
But farmers don\’t see it that way.
They\’re not just farmers who oppose the chemical; they\’re also farmers who have never seen a chemical and haven\’t experienced it.
A study conducted by Cornell University and the University of California, Berkeley, looked at how farmers reacted to glyphosate.
The researchers found that farmers were more likely to feel upset and anxious when the herbicide sprayed on their crops was applied to the crops than when it was sprayed on weeds.
The researchers also found that the farmer who used glyphosate reacted more intensely to the herbicides than those who did not.
Researchers are now working to determine why farmers react more strongly to the chemicals than the general population.
They hope to identify a gene that can predict the farmer\’s reactions to herbicides.