02 Jul '13, 9pm

Study Finds Monsanto's GMO Food Claims False

Study Finds Monsanto's GMO Food Claims False

Oops. The World Food Prize committee's got a bit of egg on its face-genetically engineered egg. They just awarded the World Food Prize to three scientists, including one from Syngenta and one from Monsanto, who invented genetic engineering because, they say , the technology increases crop yields and decreases pesticide use. (Perhaps not coincidentally, Monsanto and Syngenta are major sponsors of the World Food Prize, along with a third biotech giant, Dupont Pioneer.) Monsanto makes the same case on its website , saying, "Since the advent of biotechnology, there have been a number of claims from anti-biotechnology activists that genetically modified (GM) crops don't increase yields. Some have claimed that GM crops actually have lower yields than non-GM crops GM crops generally have higher yields due to both breeding and biotechnology." But that's not actually the case. A ne...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27829.cfm

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