Yesterday I read an article in FoodNavigator-USA.com about how Monsanto is "on the verge of a technology explosion." The article documents how Monsanto is expected to double yields in corn, soybeans and cotton by the year 2030. Ask yourself how do they plan to do this while farming in the same fields, in the same soil, and on the same size acreage. The answer is one they don't hide behind.
Through the use of biotechnology, the scientists (I don't know if we should venture to call them farmers or agronomist) at Monsanto are genetically creating super seeds for these crops. These seeds will be more drought resistant, pest resistant, pesticide resistant, higher yielding and better at utilizing the nitrogen from the soil. This will yield crop yields by the year 2030 that are twice the size as those from the same fields today. But at what cost??
There is no science that yet establishes the safety of the human consumption of GMO foods. I mean isn't it logical that if we eat large quantities of foods that are resistant to some pesticides through genetic altering, then there will be some affect on the human body at some level?? I would think so but I am admittedly not a scientist. I would like to hear from a group of scientists that are not employed by the industry tell me that eating such foods are safe, and to show me their evidence of that at the same time. I don't think that is asking too much.
What are your thoughts??