Why the “March on Monsanto” hurts the hungry

The following is an edited excerpt. 

May was March-on-Monsanto month. An array of celebrities, ranging from Danny DeVito to Dave Matthews, called for protests against the St. Louis-based agriculture giant — not for anything like the killer Vietnam-era herbicide Agent Orange it once produced, but for food technology that is saving millions of lives in poverty-stricken countries.

It’s fast becoming fashionable inside America’s hard left to loudly condemn genetically modified (GM) crops — and those evil corporations that produce them. The rebellion that first flourished on European soil — despite a dearth of evidence showing GM’s dangers — has been imported to U.S. shores by groups like Greenpeace.

Related article:  Climate change and GMOs: Can non transgenic varieties address global challenges?

Read the full story: Why the march on genetically engineered food hurts the hungry

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