Anti-GMO farmer debates Monsanto spokesperson

To many foes of GMOs, most definitely including a good number of small farmers, the multinational Monsanto Company, headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri, is the Great Satan — a pioneer of genetically engineered seed and perceived enemy of biodiversity around the world. Its defenders see it as a forward-looking agricultural biotechnology company whose innovations help to feed a hungry world.

To help clarify some of the issues involved, we asked spokesmen of both points of view: Joel Salatin,an activist farmer, author, and lecturer who is outspoken (to put it mildly) in his opposition to much of what Monsanto represents, and Thomas Helscher, a high-ranking official at Monsanto itself — to answer a series of related questions about GMOs and agriculture.

Read the full original article: The GMO Debate: A Farmer vs. Monsanto

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