Herbicide Resistant Crops: The Truth About the World’s Most Widely Grown Engineered Plants

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Dear friends,

We are happy to inform you that PANAP’s factsheet on Herbicide Resistant Crops will be available in a new format and on-line at the PANAP website.

The factsheet will greatly help advocates like us in our fight against agrochemical cartels that bind societies to the vicious cycle of pesticides use. The author, Bill Freese’s pronouncements regarding the marketing of crops with multiple resistance to herbicides is now happening.

Below is the factsheet’s synopsis:

Herbicide Resistant Crops: The Truth About the World’s Most Widely Grown Engineered Plants debunks the agrochemical industry’s claims that genetically modified (GM) crops are the solution to world hunger and malnutrition. Citing various evidence, the factsheet reveals that the use of glyphosate-resistant seeds (GRCs) has worsened the plight of small farmers and tied them up to Monsanto, DuPont, Dow and Bayer.

The health and environmental impacts are as devastating including cancer and other serious illnesses as well as depletion of soil nutrients and expansion of resistant weeds, among others. Worse, the agrochem giants are now poised to release crops resistant to more hazardous herbicides. Freese’s article exposes the flawed science of GM crops, warns governments from embracing the technology, and strongly recommends the adoption of agroecology.

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For a #PesticidesFreeWorld,
The PANAP family

Published: 2012

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