Monsanto’s favorite false talking point is that we need millions of acres of GMO corn, soy and beets—and the vile pesticides used to grow them—to “feed the world.”
Not true, of course. As we heard last year from Hilal Elver, the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food:
“It is a myth. Using more pesticides is nothing to do with getting rid of hunger. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we are able to feed 9 billion people today. Production is definitely increasing, but the problem is poverty, inequality and distribution.”
To answer the question, “Is genetically modified food the sure thing that will feed the world, or is it a risky game of chance?” our friends across the pond at Beyond GM have come up with a fun way to share the real facts about GMOs with your friends and neighbors who may still think there’s a shred of truth to Monsanto’s lies.
Beyond GM’s GMO Wheel of Chance is designed to arm consumers with the truth about genetic modification in food and farming, including this: Genetic engineering of our foods is not the “sure bet” Monsanto and others would have us believe.
Conversations about GMOs can quickly become complex and we wanted to find a way to encourage people who may not know much about GMOs, but who are interested, to dip into the topic and learn a little more. The wheel design is based on a traditional wheel of fortune and topics are divided into four key areas: consumers, farming, the environment and the marketplace and each spin leads to a pop-up of bite-sized information.