The Natural Resources Defense Council claims that that use of glyphosate is having a critically negative impact on monarch butterflies, and, therefore, an urgent review of labeling needs accomplished immediately.

Attorney Gary Baise wrote an article recently that explained the positives of glyphosate since its first registration in 1974, and points out how the NRDC is against glyphosate because it kills milkweed, an extremely popular Midwest host plant for migrating monarch butterflies.

Of course, glyphosate isn’t the only herbicide that kills milkweeds, which hosts monarch butterfly larvae. Environmental groups who actually want to accomplish something are attempting to deal with the monarch butterfly decline in a positive manner rather than lawsuits, and those groups include Monsanto executives. 

You can read the full Baise article by clicking this connection to the Farm Futures website. 

Gary Baise is a principal at OFW Law (Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz P.C.). This article first appeared in Farm Futures magazine. The opinions presented here are expressly those of the author. For more information, go to