This week we will be busting some myths that Monsanto would have us believe. This is in conjunction with the Union of Concerned Scientist, who have ask people to help spread the word.
1. Promoting Resistance
Monsanto’s RoundupReady and Bt technologies lead to resistant weeds and insects that can make farming harder and reduce sustainability.
2. Increasing Herbicide Use
Roundup resistance has led to greater use of herbicides, with troubling implications for biodiversity, sustainability, and human health.
3. Spreading Gene Contamination
Engineered genes have a bad habit of turning up in non-GE crops. And when this happens, sustainable farmers—and their customers—pay a high price.
These are the first three myths busted, if you’d like more information on the Union of Concerned Scientists, please visit this link.