Some anti-GMO concerns not unique to GMOs, but to unsustainable farming in general

(Summary)

Kevin Bonham of Scientific American responded to several anti-GMO, pro-labeling arguments in his latest blog post. He addressed concerns over pesticide and herbicide use, which he argued is not an issue unique to GMOs, as pesticides and herbicides were used long before the advent of genetic engineering. He noted that GMO-labeling would not address this problem because conventionally grown crops may be doused with pesticides as well. Another argument Bonham addressed was “consumers have a right to know they’re eating GMOs because GMOs are linked to [bad farming practice].” Again, Bonham wrote, this is not an issue specific to GMOs, but to industry farming and crop mono-culture in general.

Read the full, original story here: “GMO Labeling Debate Follow-up

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