Originally Posted by Rohirrim
It's like antibiotics. Once you've created a super Staphylococcus bacteria, you're screwed. Why? Because you've changed the rules of the game. You have set up the conditions that caused a species to evolve into something more powerful. Now you have to deal with the new species because the old laws no longer apply. File this under Leave Well Enough Alone.
I agree with you in some ways (especially when it comes to antibiotics) But the risk of a herbicide-resistant 'super weed' doesn't necessarily mean much if your alternative is to just not use herbicides. Having herbicide resistance doesn't suddenly make them Cyborg-Weeds, immune to the laws of nature.