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Special report: The war on weeds

Vt Digger - - 11:26 am Tue Jun 9th, 2015

On a busy street corner outside the Rutland farmers' market, where local vendors sell cheeses, meats and spring vegetables, about a dozen residents recently raised signs to protest the use of weed-killing herbicides across the United States, especially Monsanto's herbicide Roundup.

"They are poisoning the earth. We are poisoning the water," said Lisa Sheridan, 52, of West Rutland, who was dressed in a pesticide applicator suit holding a spray bottle and an ear of corn.

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