Tag: GMOs

Are GMOs a Humanitarian Technology?


Genetically modified (GM) crops are going to feed the world. Not only that, supporters of GM technology say it will produce better yields than non-GM crops, increase farmers’ incomes, lead to less chemical inputs, be better suited to climatic changes, is safe for human consumption and will save the lives of millions. Sections of the…

GMO Lies: Study Shows How Pesticide Use Soars with More GMO Crops


Remember those flagrant claims that Big Biotech made, that genetically modified foods were a big reason why the world was enjoying food with less pesticide residues? Well, it turns out, those promises were like all the other biotech claims – baseless. What has really happened is one class of harmful pesticides has simply been replaced…

Soil Program Increases Crop Yields 300% Without GMOs


Why would you go for seven per cent when you can get 50 to 100 per cent increases in yield without having to use genetically modified seeds? The South Australian Agriculture Minister has just reported “amazing” results after trialling a new soil program. Minister Leon Bignell describes using technology that works with the soil and…