NY Times Exposes Failure of GE Crops

Monsanto’s lies are catching up to them as the truth comes out about the enormous failures of genetic engineering crop technology (http://www.nytimes.com/…/busin…/100000004735927.mobile.html…).
The reality is GE crops clearly demonstrate 1) a failure to enhance yield and 2) resultant increased use of toxic farm chemicals as compared to their GE-Free counterparts grown by European farmers.
Monsanto has long used its massive propaganda machine to lie about supposed GE yield increases and similarly falsely-claimed farm chemical usage decreases. Now, after 20 years of GE crop experience, a troubling exposure of GE’s enormous failings has emerged.
The truth is – before one even grapples with human and environmental health concerns – NON-GE CROPS ARE SUPERIOR to GE crops in all important metrics except this one: Biotech/chemical multinational monopolies have been making a killing selling American and Canadian farmers both flawed GE seed and the chemicals GE crops have now become addicted to.
The essential distillation is this: our families have been treated as guinea pigs – placed at tremendous risk – thanks to Biotech lies, government collusion and VIRTUALLY NO agronomic or societal benefits from GE crops. Jim

“Twenty years ago, Europe largely rejected genetic modification at the same time the United States and Canada were embracing it. Comparing results on the two continents, using independent data as well as academic and industry research, shows how the technology has fallen short of the promise…

“One measure, contained in data from the United States Geological Survey, shows the stark difference in the use of pesticides. Since genetically modified crops were introduced in the United States two decades ago for crops like corn, cotton and soybeans, the use of toxins that kill insects and fungi has fallen by a third, but the spraying of herbicides, which are used in much higher volumes, has risen by 21 percent.

“By contrast, in France, use of insecticides and fungicides has fallen by a far greater percentage — 65 percent — and herbicide use has decreased as well, by 36 percent…

“The industry is winning on both ends — because the same companies make and sell both the genetically modified plants and the poisons…

“…But the goal of herbicide-resistant seeds was to ‘sell more product,’ he said — more herbicide…

Michael Owen, a weed scientist at Iowa State University, said that while the industry had long said G.M.O.s would ‘save the world,’ they still ‘haven’t found the mythical yield gene.'”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/business/gmo-promise-falls-short.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0