PT Food Co-op

The Food Co-op, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, 98368
Port Townsend
Phone: (360) 385-2883

USDA considers “drought-resistant” GMO corn – comment by 8/11

Monsanto is seeking regulatory approval for a genetically engineered “drought-tolerant” corn variety that they say could benefit farmers. According to a USDA review of Monsanto’s data, though, it doesn’t perform any better than varieties produced through conventional breeding techniques. And as researchers around the world have pointed out, the real varieties of “drought-resistant” corn under cultivation are those that are cultivated organically, with yields 50-70% higher than chemical and GMO varieties under drought conditions. Comment here by 8/11

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