14 Feb '12, 2am

Why Monsanto Fails at Sustainability | Care2 Causes

Why Monsanto Fails at Sustainability | Care2 Causes

The Union of Concerned Scientists recently put together a list of ways in which Monsanto hurts sustainable agriculture . Agricultural reform is a significant issue right now, since modern farming techniques and the logistics of food supply are major contributors to climate change, food production is struggling to keep up with some growing populations, and the secondary effects of pesticide and herbicide use are a long-documented problem. Though some people might not like me to say this, I think genetic modification could achieve many of these goals, and more. After all, through selective breeding, our species has customized strains of plant crops and livestock for more than 10,000 years. The version of corn which so intrigued the Spanish on their “visits” to the New World was significantly different than the unaltered grass, called “teosinte,” which the Indigenous American...

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