Argentina’s Bad Seeds

Filmmakers: Glenn Ellis and Guido Bilbao For much of the past decade Argentina has seen a commodities-driven export boom, built largely on genetically-modified soy bean crops and the aggressive use of pesticides. Argentina’s leaders say it has turned the country’s economy around, while others say the consequences are a dramatic surge in cancer rates,...

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GM crops good for environment, study finds

Crops genetically modified to poison pests can deliver significant environmental benefits, according to a study spanning two decades and 1.5m square kilometres. The benefits extended to non-GM crops in neighbouring fields, researchers found. Plants engineered to produce a bacterial toxin lethal to some insects but harmless to people were grown across more than 66m...

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GM crops promote superweeds, food insecurity and pesticides, say NGOs

Genetic engineering has failed to increase the yield of any food crop but has vastly increased the use of chemicals and the growth of “superweeds”, according to a report by 20 Indian, south-east Asian, African and Latin American food and conservation groups representing millions of people. The so-called miracle crops, which were first sold...

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