monarch butterfly

Research: Monarch butterfly declines began long before GMOs

· February 5, 2019

The introduction of genetically engineered crops (and related herbicide use) has taken a lot of heat over the past 25 years as being the source of declining monarch butterflies and milkweed populations. But new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that the population declines began around 1950, decades before […]

BASF Monarch Challenge provides farmers milkweed seedlings

· April 18, 2017

Tools from the BASF Living Acres Monarch Challenge are helping farmers build the habitat monarchs need to make their way north, including a vital sidekick: milkweed. “Milkweed is critical to the monarch throughout its life cycle, but can be difficult to grow,” said Laura Vance, Biology Project Leader, BASF. “The Living Acres Monarch Challenge is […]

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