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Organic Food May Become a Thing of the Past

GMO Soybeans

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  • Over the past 15 years, five biotech corporations—Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow and DuPont—have bought up more than 200 other companies, allowing them to dominate access to seeds, which is making it difficult if not impossible for farmers to obtain non-genetically engineered seeds andpractice sustainable farming
  • Since the 1980s, Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic modification of seeds and has won at least 674 biotechnology patents, more than any other company
  • Farmers are now increasingly forced to use GE seeds because there are so few remaining alternative seed sources
  • GE crops have lower yields, are far more expensive to raise due to their increased requirement for pesticides and herbicides, and also pose a number of risks to your health
  • The solution for human and environmental sustainability is a shift toward organic agriculture, which by definition does not include the use of genetically engineered seeds

By Dr. Mercola

Over the past 15 years or so, a collection of five giant biotech corporations -- Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow and DuPont -- have bought up more than 200 other companies, allowing them to dominate access to seeds.


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