Big chemical companies claim that tinkering with the genes of seeds will help feed the world with no impact on human health. Americans aren’t totally convinced.
Neither are our trading partners. More than half of European countries have decided to opt out and to ban the cultivation of these genetically modified crops.
On top of that, the World Health Organization states that a popular weedkiller used on genetically modified crops is a “probable carcinogen.” “Roundup Ready” crops have been genetically engineered to tolerate increasing doses of Roundup which contains glyphosate, a probable carcinogen.
Roundup is the same stuff we are told to not store under our kitchen sinks. The bottle itself says “Keep out of the reach of children.”
So what’s it doing to us as we eat it every day? What’s it doing to our children? And what is the answer?
Can all of the world’s food problems be solved by a chemical company?
Proponents of new farming technologies like GMOs say they’re needed to boost harvests worldwide with a projected 2 billion more mouths to feed by 2050.
But what if that’s a scare tactic? What if the solution is still out there? What if we already have it?
Will the solution to world hunger be “one size fits all by a chemical company”?
I share my thoughts in this radio interview. It’s short. Hit play, grab a cup of coffee and let me know what you think.