Genetic modification was supposed to be the ground-breaking science of the future. Its magic wand would feed the world and make toxic pesticides redundant.
But, in reality, it has dismally failed to live up to the expectations of its cheerleaders.
The high crop yields the GM lobbyists promised us just haven’t happened. Farmers are having to use more pesticide, not less, on their GM crops.
Thanks to GM, vigorous new superweeds stalk the fields in countries such as the U.S., where controversial GM crops have been forced onto the market — against the wishes of citizens — at the behest of profit-driven corporations.
What’s more, we now have evidence that GM crops can cross-pollinate with non-GM crops, contaminating land for miles around.