How important are GM crops today?


“The GM companies like to give the impression that food produced from GM crops is widespread, but the truth is rather different. The area of land on which GM crops are being grown is only 2.7% of all agricultural land worldwide. A small proportion of GM crops go directly to feed people, with most going into animal feed, biofuels, or to produce cotton. GM crops weren’t designed to feed the world, but to extend the profitability of the pesticide companies producing them.”

Isobel Tomlinson, Policy and Campaigns Officer at the Soil Association, quoted in Country Smallholding Magazine


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