GM a failing biotechnology in modern agro-ecosystems | Scoop News
Press Release: University of Canterbury | 20 June 2013
University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found that the biotechnologies used in north American staple crop production are lowering yields and increasing pesticide use compared to western Europe.
A conspicuous difference in choices is the adoption of genetically modified/engineered (GM) seed in North America, and the use of non-GM seed in Europe.
The team led by UC Professor Jack Heinemann analysed data on agricultural productivity in north America and western Europe over the last 50 years. . . .
. . . “Our research showed rapeseed (canola) yields increasing faster in Europe without GM than in the GM-led package chosen by Canada and decreasing chemical herbicide and even larger declines in insecticide use without sacrificing yield gains, while chemical herbicide use in the US has increased with GM seed.
“Europe has learned to grow more food per hectare and use fewer chemicals in the process. The American choices in biotechnology are causing it to fall behind Europe in productivity and sustainability. . . . ”
Will this information stop other countries from becoming just as stupid and self-destructive as the U.S. and Canada?
Will the world’s governments and peoples just blindly submit to every evil order they receive from “scientists” working for the big banks and corporations?
In the end, will we all just become the biggest bunch of obedient, passive and poisoned loser-slaves in history?