Proponents of genetically engineered frankenfood assured us that these crops would result in a reduction in the amount of poisons being used by farmers. In fact, a study by Charles Benbrook of the Organic Center shows the opposite to be true.
I’ve written frequently about how the use of “roundup-ready” seeds results in the creation of glyphosate-resistant superweeds. So the result of using these seeds, which are the intellectual property of the chemical companies who manufacture them, has actually resulted in a significant increase in the amount of chemicals applied to American farmland, as more and more poison is needed to control the increasingly resistant weeds. This trend will continue and accelerate. Yet another reason to avoid GE crops.