New York Times last week published probably the most important food story of the year. Here are the two main points:
1. GM proponents argue that GM crops are required to feed the planet. The problem? Most research shows that GM crops have no yield advantage over non-GM crops.
2. GMO proponents argue that GMOs decrease pesticide and herbicide use. The problem? Again, most research shows that countries using GMOs are seeing increases in herbicide use, while other countries, for example France, which has rejected GMOs, has seen a decrease.
There is no denying that the public debate over GMOs has been profoundly altered.
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