2005 UN report by 1300 scientists, in 95 countries says that 60 % of earth’s capacity for life: water, soil, biodiversity, is seriously degraded by human.
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Process is unstable and questionable Used for weed and pest control Not segregated by industrial agriculture 65 studies show potential health impacts Serious environmental impacts GMOs: Artificial organisms made by agrochemical corporations, crossing species boundaries
Industry Role in Contamination 1.Does not take preventive measures. 2.Disseminates GMOs inappropriately. 3.Falsely reassures public and regulators. 4.Benefits from contamination and subsidized clean-up. 5.Often opposes the scientific testing of the mechanisms of contamination and it’s impacts on the natural environment and human health – and takes advantage of the lack of data. 6.Regulations do not prevent contamination. “It’s a hell of a thing to say that the way we win is don’t give the consumer a choice, but that might be it.” Dale Adolphe – Canadian GMO Seed Industry Spokesperson
GMO Facts Higher costs Lower yield Limited markets Chemically dependent Restrictions on use and risk of farmer lawsuits
“The 22% jump in glyphosate pounds applied per acre from 2001 to 2002 was caused by the major price reductions offered to farmers, the need to control more difficult sets of weeds, and the emergence of resistance… in many weed species that were once fully controlled by one glyphosate application.”
GMO crops can not feed the world Lower yields Require chemicals Seeds are patented Contaminate nearby crops Increase farmer debt and dependency Industrial methods not suitable for traditional farmers who save seed and feed villages