Plenty of breeders have bred the same exact resistance to Round-up as Monsanto. Turns out, SURPRISE, selective breeding is a pretty good way of developing gene lines with specific traits. Know what happens? Monsanto sues them tohave the cultivars destroyed. BECAUSE IT HAS A PATENT ON THE GENE.
All of this appears to be complete horseshit. Unless you have some sources to back it up, of course.
But you can't tell me that spraying our food with not just a little bit of poison but a TON of poison is not absorbed by the food.
What is poison, though? If you're a dog, onions and chocolate are on the list of things that are poison, but not so much if you're a human. If you're a caterpillar, Bt toxin is on the list, but not so much if you're a human. If you're an organism that produces EPSP enzymes, glyphosate is a deadly poison, but not so much if you're a human.
Also, nobody seems to be curious about the pesticides that Bt and glyphosate replaced. A lot of those are seriously nasty, and we're better off with more modern methods that use more benign chemicals.
It's the companies who "own" the super-rice when it becomes mixed up with non-GMO rice and tell you you have to destroy your crop and buy only their super-rice.
1) When has this ever happened?
2) If this is actually a real problem, do you think there might be a way to deal with the problem short of completely banning a tremendously promising technology?
The fear is that they will make it impossible for anyone to compete with their patented crops. It's really very little to do with GMO foods themselves.
I'm trying to understand exactly how Monsanto is supposed to achieve that. There are other seed vendors selling GMO and non-GMO products that farmers can buy any time they want. If farmers decide that the GMO product isn't worth the money, wouldn't they just start buying different seed from a different source? As it is, it certainly looks like the GMO seeds are worth the premium. Nobody is being forced to use any products they don't want to use.
"Free markets select for winning solutions." -- Eric S. Raymond