There is also a clear conflict of interest when it comes to altering farm management to avoid insect and weed resistance if it results in using fewer chemicals… More gene traits and greater chemical use mean more profits. As noted by Kimbrell: “This is not the solution to our superweed problem and will only spur the evolution of yet more herbicide-resistant weeds. According to Dr. Seidler, USDA data reveals that glyphosate use has increased 12-fold since 1996, with the advent of GE crops.
A recent Huffington Post article penned by David Bronner, President of Dr. Bronners Magic Soaps, highlights the dire problems we face as pesticide use on genetically engineered crops continue to rise.
Its quite shocking to realize that the way we grow food in the US, as well as many other regions of the world, is producing a toxic legacy that our descendants will undoubtedly struggle with as time goes on.
Land, waterways, and food itself is becoming increasingly toxic, thanks to the seemingly unlimited greed of chemical technology companies.
Mr. Bronner offers a summary of Dr. Ramon J. Seidlers paper Pesticide Use on Genetically Engineered Crops. Dr. Seidler, Ph.D. is a former Senior Scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and he doesnt toe the line when discussing the hazards of genetically engineered organisms (GMOs).
Use of Toxic Chemicals on GMO Crops Is Skyrocketing
There are two major categories of genetically engineered (GE) crops: those engineered …
The American processed food market is just too big. If Americans started making wildly different food choices, it could quickly revolutionize the US agricultural system because farmers will grow that which sells. And if people want uncontaminated organic foods, that’s what farmers will grow—and there’s already evidence that biodynamic farming can be done even on the large scale. In fact, using biodynamic principles, you can grow a lot more food on fewer acres. The solutions are there. We just need to overcome or circumvent the chemical technology industry’s iron grip on our food supply, and that begins in the home of each and every one of us, with the food choices we make each and every day. Your money either goes to support this unsustainable chemical-based system that threatens the survival of the earth and your descendants, or it supports a system that can regenerate and revitalize the soil and the environment so that healthy food and healthy people can thrive. But to make conscious choices, we need information, and that is why GMO labeling is so crucial.
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