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  • 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 Both Increase and Decrease Pesticide Use

    One of the most popular arguments for GE crops is that they reduce the amount of pesticides farmers have to use. The graph below shows the use of weed killer by conventional farmers (top line) and GE farmers (bottom line). "HT" stands for “herbicide tolerant,” e.g., corn that withstands weed kil...

  • 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...