January 10th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Last week the USDA released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on newly developed 2,4-D resistant genetically modified corn and soybean traits. As the internet exploded with pro-biotech advocacy celebrating the move towards deregulation of yet another GMO product line, I couldn't help noticing the number of straw men participating in the debate! Just so the 'no thank you' side of the unfolding 2,4-D debacle is fairly represented, here's why some sustainability enthusiasts don't consider this potential 'alternative' even a little tiny bit preferred
July 1st, 2013 | by Food & Water Watch
New report links genetically engineered crops and their associated herbicides with escalation of herbicide-resistant weeds and chemicals used to fight them
April 21st, 2012 | by Joe Mohr
It's apparent that all of the Monsanto endeavors I chose to highlight here rode the same wave of public opinion. In regards to nuclear weapons, DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange and aspartame the talking point was that each was beneficial in some way to America/Americans. It wasn’t until time (life’s best teacher) taught us that these were all highly toxic and deadly endeavors with the same two outcomes. People got sick/died and Monsanto got rich.
I am confident that GMOs will (eventually) follow suit