by: L.J. Devon, Staff Writer at Natural News. shared with thanks
The dominance of GMOs in agriculture today is not based on their free market success. GMOs are prevalent because governments around the world subsidize these seeds, forcing small holders to introduce them. In this way, governments routinely assist biotech corporations in the takeover of a nations’ agriculture and farmer’s seed sovereignty. Of course, it’s all done under the guise of “feeding the world!” But this couldn’t be further from the truth.
In fact, observations in Africa have found that smallholders in South Africa are actually burdened by genetically modified maize, which was forced on them through government program interventions starting in 2001. A paper in the South African Journal of Science by researchers Klara Fischer, Johnnie van den Berg and Charles Mutengwa found that South African smallholders would benefit more from a diverse selection of seed that is suitable to various growing conditions and changing pest pressures. Continue reading “Non-GM crops will feed the world; GMOs decrease yield, enslave farmers and destroy the environment”