Man vs Nature
In 1975 Monsanto began its Cell biology research program. Twelve years later they field tested their first genetically modified plants. In 1996, twenty one years after they started cell biology research they introduce their first "biotechnology products" round-up ready soybean, and bollguard insect protected cotton. One year later they created their first "stacked" product, round-up ready cotton combined with the bollguard protection trait.
Beginning in 1996 and in only eight years, Mother Nature, using only all natural, traditional breeding techniques introduced roundup-ready pigweed, first noticed in 2004. Four years later it plagues cotton fields of the American South and is spreading... like a weed.
Some farmers have resorted to pulling it up by hand.
Unintended Consequences, and all that.