31 Oct '16, 4pm

New York Times Takes Critical Look at False Promise of GMOs via @EcoWatch

New York Times Takes Critical Look at False Promise of GMOs via @EcoWatch

An article in Sunday's New York Times has struck a blow to the argument that genetically modified (GMO) crops will help "feed the world ." A New York Times report concluded that, compared to Western Europe, the United States and Canada have "no discernible advantage" in yields after embracing GMOs. Flickr Investigative reporter Danny Hakim's piece argues that in the last two decades GMO crops have been a mainstay in conventional agriculture and the technology has not led to larger yields nor reduced pesticide use, despite the biotech industry's promises of both. He also notes that the fear that GMOs are unsafe to eat are "largely unsubstantiated." Using United Nations data, Hakim compared the yields of GMO corn and sugar beets in the U.S. and Canada with their non-GMO counterparts in Europe, which is largely suspicious of GMOs and strictly regulates its cultivation. "The U...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/new-york-times-gmos-2072602958.html

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