Posted on July 26, 2016 by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

A recent study has revealed that butterflies in California are on the verge of becoming extinct due to the increasing use of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup. 

 According to researchers, Roundup is one of the main contributing factors to the sharp decline in monarch butterflies over the last 20 years. reports:

Since 1997, monarch butterfly populations have decreased by a staggering 74 percent in California, home to one of the butterfly’s most highly populated migrating grounds. A crucial natural pollinator of North American crops, the world cannot afford to lose these marvelous orange and black six-legged creatures.

Aside from excessive commercial development of forested lands, the use of glyphosate-based herbicides has been a large reason for monarch butterfly population declines…. read more here