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Sunday, 17 March 2013

10 reasons why we don't need GM foods

S.O.T.T: Genetically modified (GM) foods are often promoted as a way to feed the world. But this is little short of a confidence trick. Far from needing more GM foods, there are urgent reasons why we need to ban them altogether.

1. GM foods won't solve the food crisis: A 2008 World Bank report concluded that increased biofuel production is the major cause of the increase in food prices.[1] Biofuels are crops grown for fuel rather than food. GM giant Monsanto has been at the heart of the lobbying for biofuels - while profiting enormously from the resulting food crisis and using it as a PR opportunity to promote GM foods! more>>>...