David Robert Grimes takes on five myths about GM foods.
One is that GM is untested. Wrong, he says; it’s tested.
Another is that Monsanto is the devil.
Another frequent claim is that Monsanto specialises in “terminator seeds” that are sterile and cannot reproduce, making farmers dependent on the firm. This persistent myth is also false. It is technically feasible to make sterile seeds, but Monsanto does not sell them (and in 1999 pledged never to explore that avenue).
Does anyone sell them?
Another claim is that it’s all big biz – i.e., I assume, all profit-driven. He cites golden rice as one example of academic and humanitarian as opposed to profit-driven research.
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Sadly, it has been doggedly opposed
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