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Monsanto allowed to block research on genetically-engineered food

Soybeans, corn, cotton and canola — most of the acres planted in these crops in the United States are genetically altered. “Transgenic” seeds reduce the use of some insecticides. But herbicide use is higher, and respected experts argue that some genetically engineered crops may also pose serious health and environmental risks. The benefits of genetically engineered crops may be overstated.

We don’t have the complete picture. That’s no accident. Multibillion-dollar agricultural corporations, including Monsanto and Syngenta, have restricted independent research on their genetically engineered crops. They have often refused to provide independent scientists with seeds, or they’ve set restrictive conditions that severely limit research options.

This is legal. Under U.S. law, genetically engineered crops are patentable inventions. Companies have broad power over the use of any patented product, including who can study it and how.

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2 comments to Monsanto allowed to block research on genetically-engineered food

  • they removed it but it’s still woknirg for the moment, so watch it while you can. There was never an issue with that upload until a couple days ago. I think there’s a mole sniffing around your website (or the OCA website) who saw this vid and reported it to the station that airs Dr. Oz. That doesn’t surprise me in the least. I’m quite sure the mole works for Monsatan.

  • Compliments Ashley for your initiative and efforts in this important cause.The green revolution that appeared so promising decades ago has taken many people towards poor nutrition and health while profiting several multinational agribusiness corporations.Sadly, the economics and lack of awareness have resulted in many Americans buying & consuming foods detrimental to health, rather than buying organics which are healthier and produced in methods gentler on the planet.It’s encouraging that many organics are becoming more affordable for more people. Also, many people are cutting back on other expenditures to afford organics and are leaning towards diets less meat based.Best wishes for successful event at FNCE.I’m retired so won’t attend, but I care greatly.

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