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  • Oct 18, 2016 1

    Outcomes of Genetic Engineering Are Not Predictable

    Genetic engineering outcomes are inherently unpredictable. Credible scientists have proven that genetically altered DNA can be horizontally transmitted—say, from your food to your gut bacteria. And while millions of people worry about what scientists are doing with GMOs in laboratories, a new angl...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GM Promotes Monoculture

    Genetic modification is being done on hybrid plants that already lack genetic diversity. Living things need genetic diversity to adapt to a changing environment. Widespread planting of relatively few GM crops in place of different types of crops decreases diversity, and increases the chance of crop ...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GMOs Give Control of the Food Supply to Multinational Corporations

    Monsanto, Syngenta, and other multinational biotech corporations own all GE seeds. In order to have a crop, farmers must buy these "inventions" from companies at prices they set, in amounts they make available. They must sign agreements to run their farming operations according to the rules of multi...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GE Crops Do Not Have Increased Yields, According to the USDA

    The number one reason farmers buy GE seeds is to get higher yields. But according to the USDA, Over the first 15 years of commercial use, GE seeds have not been shown to increase yield potentials of the varieties. In fact, the yields of herbicide-tolerant or insect-resistant seeds may be occasional...