- Report by the American National Academies of Science looked at GM crops
- Many promises for the controversial technology have not been fulfilled
- Genes inserted into some crops have transferred to wild plants
- GM food remains generally safe for human consumption, the report found
Superweeds and toxin resistant pests have been created by GM farming, according to a landmark study.
New research from the American National Academies of Science reveals that many promises for the controversial technology have not been fulfilled.
Significantly, the experts concluded that the emergence of mutated weeds and pests created by GM farming is ‘a major agricultural problem’.
In some cases, superweeds have taken over vast tracts of previously productive farmland in North America.
Farmers have had to resort to drastic measures, including spraying with highly toxic chemicals such as DDT and even using flamethrowers, to try and destroy them.
Weeds such as Charlock (pictured with red poppies) have become resistant to herbicides following GM trials after genes transferred to wild plants
There is also evidence that some insect pests have developed a resistance to toxins inserted into GM crops.
The full article here at the Daily Mail .
Cultocracy note :
Quote from above ‘GM food remains generally safe for human consumption’ .
Generally safe ?!?! A bit like saying walking across a busy motorway in the middle of rush hour is ‘generally safe’ .