carlherrnstein wrote:I don't like Monsanto but I don't really understand what the big fuss is all about. The crop is modified for whatever trait is wanted and then the crop has that trait. Corn has been modified to make proteins that kills corn worms so there no need to use poison.
One concern is that there is no history or research by which to determine if the modification might cause long term harm to the humans or to animals. Another concern is that no seeds from Monsanto (or any other GMO crop originator) can be legally harvested and re-planted. And far more insidious is that Monsanto is taking farmers to court and winning cases whereby their GMO seeds blew or were carried by insects or birds into adjacent farmers fields, and these adjacent farmers who had nothing to do with the cross pollination are literally losing their farms, since juries are being convinced that the cross pollination was deliberate.