30 May '15, 11pm

New Study Gives Genetically-Modified Crops a Failing Grade

While Monsanto and other companies involved in creating and distributing genetically-modified (GM) seeds have been citing the supposed environmental benefits for many years, a new Canadian study gives GM crops a failing grade. The study by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), indicates that genetically-modified crops fail on multiple levels: they do not reduce pesticide use or protect biodiversity regardless what companies continue to claim. In the report “Are GM Crops Better for the Environment?” released on May 22, researchers examined twenty years of data to determine whether genetically-modified crops reduced pesticide use or protected biodiversity in Canada. Not only did CBAN find that GM crops did not live up the environmental claims, instead they aggravated the same problems the corporations claim they improved. Not only did GM crops not reduce herbicid...

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