For nearly 30 years we’ve been listening to the propaganda of the big biotech companies like Monsanto/Bayer, Syngenta, DuPont/Pioneer, BASF and others about how genetic engineering will transform farming and food production.
We’ve heard how GMO crops will reduce the environmental impact of farming by lowering pesticide use.
We’ve been promised that it will increase the nutritional content of food. We’ve been told how it will boost farmers’ profits by increasing yields, and that those increased yields will help “feed the world.”
As the problem of man-made climate change has moved to the top of the global agenda, new promises have emerged about how GMOs will fight climate change and how genetic engineering will make plants more resilient to drought and flooding.
The huckster promises keep on coming, but what has the biotech industry actually delivered over nearly three decades?
In case you missed it . . . this article by Ronnie was featured last week during Regenerative Food & Farming Awareness Week.