So, here falls one of the last remaining claims in favor of Genetically Engineered crops!
In additon to the dangerous toxins in GMO food for humans and animals; study after
study has cast a cloud of serious doubt on the claims that GMO is safe for consumption,
we now have this new study that confirms what many sustainable producers/farmers
have come to know. Peer-reviewed study has found that conventional plant breeding,
not genetic engineering, is responsible for yield increases in major U.S. crops.
There’s no evidence that GE crops have given us higher yields, and even further,
there is evidence that it is constraining yields in the North American agroecosystem!
A new peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
examined those claims and found that conventional plant breeding, not genetic engineering, is
responsible for yield increases in major U.S. crops. Additionally, GM crops, also known as
genetically engineered (GE) crops, can’t even take credit for reductions in pesticide use.
So, GE crops really do not provide a greater yeild as claimed.
Not only that, they do not even reduce pesticide use!
The study compared major crop yields and pesticide use in North America, which relies
heavily on GE crops, and Western Europe, which grows conventionally bred non-GE crops.
The study’s findings are important for the future of the U.S. food supply, and therefore for the
world food supply since the U.S. is a major exporter of many staple crops.
Wait, some say, did not The World Food Prize just give an award to two scientists, one from
Monsanto and one from Syngenta? Oh, did they forget to say that Monsanto and Syngenta
are major sponsers of....you guessed it: The World Food Prize!
Latest Study Is Here:
So the answer to mans quest for improved yeilds and better stewardship
of the environment and human life is not GMO! Agroecological
farming, as opposed to GMO can increase yields up to 179%.
A stunning multi-year study in Africa by the United Nations Environment
Programme provides an answer. High external inputs of chemicals and
fertilizers are needed for conventional industrial agriculture and it is for this
kind of agriculture that GM crops are designed. UNEP found in side-by-side
trials conducted in multiple countries that farmers using agroecological
science outperformed farmers using conventional approaches by up to
From here on out, these large bio-tech GMO companies such as Monsanto
and Syngenta, and Bayer are going to have a tough time in the eyes of public
opinion, they already know this, and that is why they are stepping up thier efforts
of intimidation, fighting to keep GMO unlabeled.
GMO foods should be banned here in The U.S, just as other countries are
rejecting GMO. The biggest victory is in the speading of the facts that show
GMO is sum total a corporate scheme for profits! Spread the word!
Researchers Prove GMO Foods Alter Organ Function: A Very Real Health Threat To
Genetically Engineered Food Alters Our Digestive Systems!
Toxin from GM crops found in human blood
Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops
edit on 27-6-2013 by burntheships because: (no reason given)