ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Superweeds are like really strong and tough weeds that have evolved to resist the effects of weed-killing chemicals that are used by farmers to get rid of them. Farmers use herbicides or weed killers to protect their crops from weeds that may damage or destroy them. But some weeds have developed a way to survive even when farmers spray them with weed killer. These weeds are called superweeds.

Think of it like playing a game of hide-and-seek with your friends. If you keep hiding in the same spot and your friends keep finding you, you might try a new hiding spot. That's sort of what superweeds do. They have adapted and evolved to resist weed killer, so even if farmers spray them, they keep growing and spreading.

Superweeds are a big problem for farmers because they can damage or destroy their crops. When farmers can't get rid of these superweeds, they have to use more powerful and expensive chemicals to try and kill them. This can be bad for the environment and can even harm animals or people if they accidentally consume these harmful chemicals.

So, to sum it up, superweeds are like really tough weeds that have figured out how to resist weed killers, and this is bad for farmers and the environment.