All crops are genetically modified. The original strains have changed over the years naturally. The only difference is that companies make the seeds they distribute unable to be used for the next year’s crop, requiring the farmer to keep going back to the company for new seeds. This has been a big gripe and underlies many of the protests
There is a world of difference between what Mendel did and what Monsanto does. Genetic engineering is basicly an ungodly process. God created things to reproduce after their own kind. Genetic engineering violates that order just as much as homosexual unions violate marriage.
And the biggest misunderstanding is that the seeds are sterile, they aren’t, but they belong to the company and you can’t replant them without the threat of being sued.
i understand all of that ~ but what did the farmers imaging they were purchasing ~ they are given all the information up front.
“Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the F.D.A.’s job” - Philip Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications. “Playing God in the Garden” New York Times Magazine, October 25, 1998