Tuesday, December 02, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
The arguments in favor of biotechnology-derived food — that is, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) — are a complete farce. A new study by the investment group Portfolio 21 explains that, despite their widespread adoption mostly in North America, GMOs are not saving farmers money, they’re not producing higher yields, and perhaps most significantly they’re wrecking the environment and human health.
Practically everything positive to speak of concerning GMOs is nothing but a corporate talking point designed to sell more of them to farmers and, ultimately, the public. They will feed the world, we are repeatedly told, and reduce chemical crop inputs. Except for the fact that the exact opposite is occurring, as many a trusting farmer is now learning the hard way that he was sold a bill of goods by the chemical industry.
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