The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report, authored by more than 400 scientists and backed by 58 governments, stated that GM crop yields were “highly variable” and in some cases, “yields declined.” The report noted, “Assessment of the technology lags behind its development, information is anecdotal and contradictory, and uncertainty about possible benefits and damage is unavoidable.” They determined that the current GMOs have nothing to offer the goals of reducing hunger and poverty, improving nutrition, health and rural livelihoods, and facilitating social and environmental sustainability.
On the contrary, GMOs divert money and resources that would otherwise be spent on more safe, reliable, and appropriate technologies.
The idea that GMO’s increase yield of crops and thus reduces poverty is a myth propagated by the industry to justify selling these Franken foods.
Are you one of those opposed to labeling food that are genetically modified? Thus not giving the choice to consumers to buy or not.
Are you one of those who would rather the public suffer while they wait for the glacial pace of clinical trials before legalizing medicinal marijuana? In addition, who does clinical trials on a Schedule 1 drug?