What if there was a way to farm that spared the rainforests, cut down on toxins in our soil and waters, and provided healthier, more nutritious food?
Sounds like organic farming, right? But actually, it’s GMOs.
I do not find the author to be entirely correct, some of the studies he cites are incredibly biased, but on the large there is really a good case to be made for GMOs to the extent that they increase nutritional value and crop production. But what is indubitably wrong is growing crops that increase the strain on the environment: modern crops require 10 joules of energy to produce one joule of human consumable energy, GMOs are closely related to pesticides, and GMOs require the production of fertilizers and strain the land far beyond its limits. Some also seem to have a highly adverse effect on rats. And companies like Monsanto are genuinely wrong-not to say evil-in their copyrighting of genomes and downright persecution of local farmers.